“If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.” 1 Corinthians 15:19
Whenever I read this Word of God, I can’t help but shake my head at the striking example of hypocrisy.
Throughout this dying world, millions of people believe that Jesus Christ is dead. They may think that He was a real, historical figure or they may think that He never existed. In either case, the hope that people attach to Him is viewed as empty and meaningless. It is seen only as a crutch to get weak people through life. As Karl Marx put it: “Religion…is the opium of the people.” Read More…
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Paul stated, “I am determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified” (1 Corinthians 2:2).
This preaching of the gospel included not only the fact of Jesus’ death on the cross but the meaning of this sacrifice for the sins of the world. The power of the message of the early Church was based on the physical resurrection of Jesus from the dead and the promise of life to come for all who believed in Jesus as their Savior.
The book of Acts illustrates the central importance of the resurrection in our preaching and witnessing.Jesus’ mandate to be His witnesses to the ends of the Earth was based on the reality of His resurrection victory over death and the grave. “To whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God” (Acts 1:3). Read More…