Think about this:
Scientist Henry Morris said, "The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the crowning proof of Christianity. If the resurrection did not take place, then Christianity is a false religion. If it did take place, then Christ is God and the Christian faith is absolute truth."
Josh Mcdowell was once asked why he could not refute Christianity.
"For a very simple reason," he said. "I am not able to explain away . . . the resurrection of Jesus Christ."
On the cross, Jesus became sin so that in him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21). In the resurrection, God authenticated Jesus's divine authority (Acts 17:31).
There are three immutable facts:
- Jesus was publicly crucified on Friday
- Jesus was publicly buried on Friday
- On Sunday, His body was missing
Either His body was stolen and a lie changed the world, or He has indeed risen just as He said. And if He has risen, then, in the words of Henry Morris, ". . . Christ is God and the Christian faith is absolute truth."