Essay about The Resurrection Validates Who Jesus Is

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The Resurrection validates who Jesus is. If Jesus is not Resurrected everything about Him is invalidated. Furthermore, it invalidates who we are as followers of Christ; the passage where this truth is emphasized more than any other is in Paul’s writing of First Corinthians 15:12-19:
Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain. Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified against God that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not
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Jesus promised our enemy, the devil, and his destruction would begin with the defeat of his two biggest tools sin and death. Death is the separation of man from God; God is Lord of the living. The truly dead spend eternality Satan in Hell where he wants them away from God. Reese says;
He who perishes is forever separated from God, Heaven, and a blessed eternal life. His destiny is to share the fate of Satan in the eternal torment of Hell. In the Word “perished” is involve all that would follow if a man had no salvation, no atonement for sins. They will miss Heaven: they are doomed, lost, damned.

If Jesus could not even be raised the dead, He would first be a liar and condemned to Hell. Secondly there would be no one to prove that Resurrection is possible as Jesus claimed, then we would have to assume that death is our destiny forever. Furthermore, this means no one would see Heaven either, because we too would still be dead and the work that secured Heaven for us is left uncompleted.
The saving work of Jesus that would free us from Hell was through His role as priest and sacrifice. He was the sacrifice to free us from Hell’s penalty. The shedding of blood the of the perfect sacrifice, and pouring on the altar was the only way to pay for sin. When Jesus was on the cross, it was as if, the lamb’s blood was poured into the bowl waiting to go on the altar [or the ark], but there was not a priest to apply it. Jack Cottrell in The Faith
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