If He wasn’t raised I won’t be either

“And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.  Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.  If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.” 1 Corinthians 15:17-19.

Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading; Psalm 149, and 1 Corinthians 15-16.

Christ was raised from the dead.

That is part of the foundation of what I believe.

If my sins weren’t taken care of then I am unworthy of an after-life with God.  I’ll be going to the other place!

But Christ was raised and my sins lost their eternal consequences.  I have a new life and I have the assurance of an after-life with a holy God.

The after-life is the key to trusting God.  Granted I crave to be filled with Him here but the ultimate prize is the life after this life.  This life is a mere drop in the bucket compared to eternity.

The resurrection is a part of our beliefs that we cannot concede anything on.  It is essential.

Those who claim to be believers and doubt the resurrection are not true believers.  It had to happen or our faith is futile.  Thank God it did happen!

“Lord, I thank You that You rose from the dead and made me clean in the process.  I can face death without fear because I know that I am right with You.  Thank You, Lord.”

The resurrection cleared away my sin problem.

St. Lucia

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