The Apostle Paul declared that the entire structure of the Christian faith rests upon the fact of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Referring to Jesus, Luke wrote in the first chapter of the Acts of the Apostles,
“He showed himself alive!” (Acts 1:3 ASV). These words are the key to the amazing events which Luke describes. Indeed, were it not for the appearance of the risen Lord, there would have been no “Acts of the Apostles” to describe.
“He showed Himself alive.” To whom? To those who saw Him die. It was imperative that those who saw Him die should also see Him alive again. He had not been a brave but deluded fanatic dying vainly for a lost cause. He had not died as a political pawn or a condemned criminal. He had died as the divine agent in God’s supreme act of love.
And “He showed…
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