Is the Christian Faith in Resurrection Believable?

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Christians believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the third day. Paul, one of the early promoters of Christianity, says, “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.” (1 Cor. 15:14 Bible RSV)

Is the Christian Faith in Resurrection Believable?

Resurrection is the basis of Christianity. Human body resurrects after sometime. Resurrection is the promise of Jesus to the whole humanity. It is the foundation stone of faith in God.

It was difficult for the disciples to believe the resurrection of Jesus. Jesus opened their eyes and strengthened their faith. The disciples of Jesus were the first witnesses of the resurrection of Jesus. They experienced the Risen Lord in every way. They touched him, ate with him, and shared all the life with Jesus. They passed the good message of resurrection through generations. Faith in resurrection has been the backbone of Christianity.

Paul writes about resurrection

Without faith in resurrection, Christian faith becomes dead. Early Christians experience the Risen Lord in their lives. That made them live together in the love of God. Paul wrote, “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep... But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised; if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.(1 Cor.15: 3-6; 13-14)



Resurrection is an assurance of God’s great love

In the resurrection of Jesus, we rediscover the unfathomable and unconditional love of God. God gave us the experience of tasting eternity through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. R.W.Emerson wrote about resurrection, “He takes men out of time and makes them feel eternity.”

Resurrection is the foundation stone of Christian faith

Resurrection is the Easter miracle. It is the foundation stone of hope and faith
The miracle of Easter is the hope. It assures us that every one us will resurrect after death. That is the greatest gift of Jesus.

Nature greets Easter with the message of resurrection

Easter is the mystery of renaissance of life. Martin Luther, while saying about resurrection, pointed out that Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime. Spring may seem to us as a coincidence of nature’s greeting Easter with the message of resurrection. Look at the nature during the Easter. We can see the tangible signs of Easter in the blossomings of spring. The returning green grass, the resurrecting colorful tulips, the steadily leafing trees, and the growing warmth of the sun fill us with the hope of resurrection.

Resurrection can be experienced only through the life of love


Belief in resurrection has made Christian communities live the Risen Christ through their lives of compassion, forgiveness, and justice in everyday activities. Risen Christ opens the eyes of faith and enables them taste the love of God. Belief in resurrection is not a mere ritual of Easter. It is a life of faith. Resurrection of Jesus is a promise of hope in life.

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Basis Of Christian Faith, Easter, Jesus Christ, Life Of Love, Natures Message, Paul Writes, Resurrection

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author avatar Maurice G
25th Apr 2012 (#)

A well Written article, has put my thoughts in overdrive, thank you

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author avatar vpaulose
26th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you dear Maurice for your encouragement.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
25th Apr 2012 (#)

very well done ypaulose...thank you for me the blood of the Christ when it entered the earth brought about a new dispensation of loving and Light for all those who called for help..and so it is

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author avatar vpaulose
26th Apr 2012 (#)

I want to do more. Thank you dear CN for your encouragement.

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author avatar tankermone
25th Apr 2012 (#)

Nice work, and on such an important subject, which so many are unaware! Thank God, for your writing!

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author avatar vpaulose
26th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you dear Tankermone for your encouragement.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
25th Apr 2012 (#)

Interesting share. But Messiah (peace be upon him) was not dead, he was withdrawn by Allah; and he'll be back again someday.

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author avatar vpaulose
26th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you dear.

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author avatar Buzz
25th Apr 2012 (#)

Great share, dear vp. God bless!

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author avatar vpaulose
26th Apr 2012 (#)

I always need your guidance dear Buzz.

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author avatar Tess Irons
25th Apr 2012 (#)

Very well written article, vp. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar vpaulose
26th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you dear Tess.

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author avatar Teila
25th Apr 2012 (#)

Well done

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author avatar vpaulose
26th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you dear Teila for your encouragement.

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author avatar Judy Ellen
29th Apr 2012 (#)

I guess this is why I try not to take life so serious anymore! I know that this world is not my final home! I try to live with the constant awareness that our real home is with Jesus!! Your article is so beautifully and intelligently articulated! What a comfort and inspiration you are to us dear Brother!!!

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author avatar vpaulose
29th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you dear sister Judy.

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