By Rob Albright
The resurrection of Jesus from a brutal death back to life, is the evidence all Christians need. The resurrection is evidence of His claims of deity. False claims have been made for centuries and still abound today. The Koran (Surah IV, 156-157) even claims Jesus did not die and actually fled to India. Others say His body was stolen or that He just fainted and was revived in the coolness of the tomb.
The truth is recorded in the Bible. Jesus said He would rise from the dead (Mt. 16:21; 27:63). Jesus died (Mt. 27:50); was buried (Mt. 27:57-61). His tomb was sealed (Mt. 27:62-66) and three days later, the tomb was empty. Jesus was raised from the dead (1 Cor. 15:3-4, 20; Mt. 28:6).
Jesus is alive because a dead Savior does us no good. But, the resurrection of Jesus from the dead proves He is both the Son of Man and the Son of God. The message of the cross and the resurrection of Jesus must be preached.
- Rob Albright serves as one of the ministers at the Northwest Church of Christ in Greensboro, NC. He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.nwchurchofchrist.com/