APRIL BLOG- We Serve a Risen Savior!
A Dead Savior is No Savior at All!
Now if the rising of Christ from the dead is the very heart of our message, how can some of you deny that there is any resurrection? For if there is no such thing as the resurrection of the dead, then Christ was never raised. And if Christ was not raised then neither our preaching nor your faith has any meaning at all.
1 Corinthians 15:12-13 (Phillips)
In 1 Corinthians 15 we again see Paul’s amazing grasp on truth as he argues for the resurrection of the body. Verses 12-19 defend the view that the doctrine of the resurrection is the central theme of the Christian faith. In essence, Paul writes: a dead savior is no savior at all. But since Christ has been raised, the belief in resurrection and the Christian faith rest on a strong foundation indeed. Therefore, we live in real hope based on the truth that Christ lives!