Dear Members and Friends of The Vine Fellowship Church:
I was going through my file on Easter, and I came upon a piece that I cut out from Our Daily Bread. It was addressing the topic of whether or not the resurrection of Jesus Christ was Fact or Fable? Down throughout the ages people have debated the validity of this event that is essential to the Christian faith. Without the resurrection of Jesus, those who follow Him would have no hope. It was the Apostle Paul who wrote in I Corinthian 15:17, And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.” Although some would like to say the bodily resurrection of Jesus never happened, this miracle is historical fact and there is evidence to support this truth.
I want to recap what was shared in that piece that I found in my files. This is what it said: In the early part of this century there was a group of lawyers who gathered in England to discuss the accounts in the Bible that spoke of the resurrection. It was their goal to see if they could come up with enough information to be able to make a case for the resurrection that would hold up in an English court of law. When they had finished their study, they published the results of their investigation and said that the resurrection of Jesus was one of the most well-established facts of history!
The piece went on to mention the writing of G. B. Hardy who wrote the book, Countdown, and raised the following questions about the resurrection. He writes, “There are but two essential requirements: 1. Has anyone cheated death and proved it? 2. Is it available to me? Here is the complete record: Confucius’ tomb—occupied. Mohammed’s tomb—occupied. Jesus’ tomb—empty! Argue as you will, there is no point in following a loser.”
Friends, the resurrection is NOT a fable but is fact. And
there are people who have given up their very lives for this
truth. Have a blessed Easter.
Yours in Christ and on the Journey together,