by Brotha DC
The Apostle Paul, instructing the believers in the Greek church at Corinth, gave some definitive teaching on the truth of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
I remember discussing the death, burial and resurrection of Christ with a young man who chose atheism as his belief system.
His response to the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ was, “Why should I care?” Another replied in kind... stating that he had little concern over needing propitiation for his quote-unquote sins. But the Easter season is not just about boiled eggs, chocolates and marshmallow candy treats. It is about our ability to boldly come into the presence of a Holy God and embrace Him as our Father.
I suppose that if I said that somebody made it possible for you to move into Bill Gates’s house and could have unrestricted access to Bill’s bank account... that might have excited the atheistic young man. But what Jesus did through His sacrificial death on the cross was greater than giving us a bunch of money. All that God has we inherit because of the relationship created through what Jesus did on the cross.
Why couldn’t we have it without Jesus dying and rising from the dead? Because our sin separates us from God.
It is your sin... your shortcomings... your missing the mark that separates you from God. It is the lies, the lust, the pride, the hatred... all of those works of the flesh that hide His face from you. None of us are innocent. We are all guilty.
The words Christ has risen are good news. Because He lives... we can have eternal life. And that sure beats eternal death. Right?
If you have never trusted in Jesus as Savior and Lord... this is perhaps the best day to do so!