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How important is the resurrection of Jesus Christ?
The Observer ^ | 3/7/2012 | Rev. Roger N. Eimers

Posted on 04/08/2012 12:05:04 AM PDT by U-238

Easter is a celebration of the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. How important is the resurrection of Jesus Christ? The Apostle Paul wrote about the importance of the resurrection of Christ in the entire 15th chapter of 1 Corinthians. He began by saying, "Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once: of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time." (1 Corinthians 15:1-8)

The Gospel is good news because it states the only way that a person can be saved from the punishment for sin and someday be allowed to go to heaven. We are all sinners as measured by God's holy standard, which is absolute perfection. The punishment for sins is eternal death in the Lake of Fire. (Revelation 20.) No one deserves heaven. No one can earn heaven by good works. We are all born condemned. God loved the world of sinners so much that He sent His eternal Son from heaven to die for sinners. (John 3:16)

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: christianity; christians; easter; jesuschrist; religion; resurrection

1 posted on 04/08/2012 12:05:15 AM PDT by U-238
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Thankfully for the resurrection I know Christ.


2 posted on 04/08/2012 12:17:38 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: U-238

If the resurrection is false we’re screwed because then Jesus is not who He said He was and we’re still responsible for the penalty of our sins.

That’s how important it is.


3 posted on 04/08/2012 12:18:42 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: U-238

Since we all are going to bow our knee to the guy who was resurrected, it probably has some importance.

One issue regards the hope we have given us that one day we will be provided a resurrection body which is immortal.


4 posted on 04/08/2012 12:21:37 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: U-238

For Christians, there would never be any good news or salvation.

All things good come from Him.

Blessed Happy Easter everyone.

He is Risen!


5 posted on 04/08/2012 12:24:38 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

He is risen indeed!


6 posted on 04/08/2012 12:26:42 AM PDT by 21twelve
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To: onyx; Finny; All

Happy Easter, Everyone!
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7 posted on 04/08/2012 12:51:33 AM PDT by b9 (Newt is substance. The others are talking points.)
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To: 21twelve; U-238; Secret Agent Man; Gene Eric; Cvengr; everyone
Blessed Happy Easter!


He is not here.
He is Risen!
Alleluia!


8 posted on 04/08/2012 12:54:56 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: b9

Thank you, darling, beautiful, ((((b9)))).
Linking now to the beautful flowers. Blessed Happy Easter!
He is Risen!


9 posted on 04/08/2012 12:56:44 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

Happy Easter!


10 posted on 04/08/2012 1:00:35 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: b9

I loved that. Thank you!!


11 posted on 04/08/2012 1:10:46 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Cvengr

Thank you! God bless.


12 posted on 04/08/2012 1:11:48 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: U-238
"God loved the world of sinners so much that He sent His eternal Son from heaven to die for sinners. (John 3:16)"

The text in Greek says so = thus, in this manner (outos-Gr.) and not "so much" ('osos -Gr.), check a concordance.

The point of the text is that God's love for the world (Cosmos -Gr.) is that he sent his Son to die for – Believers, literally "all the believing ones."

Believers are those who see (by faith the kingdom) John 3:3, and enter, (by faith) John 3:5. The cause is being born again. The order is that one is born again and therefore believes.

Jesus teaches that being born again is a spiritual resurrection of the soul John 5:25, a work of God not dependent on man. That those who come to him by faith do so because they are given to come by God's grace and drawn by it. John 6:65, 44.

So, do you believe in the resurrection of dead souls unto faith and salvation by means of faith, which is what Jesus teaches, in like manner to the resurrection of the body, which is also not dependent on man or is your confession incomplete?

13 posted on 04/08/2012 1:14:20 AM PDT by verklaring (Pyrite is not gold))
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To: Secret Agent Man

I agree with you very much. He gave his life for our sins.


14 posted on 04/08/2012 1:44:20 AM PDT by U-238 (Time is like a river made up of events which happen,and its currents is strong;no sooner its swept)
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To: b9; onyx
Thank you! And I'm flattered/proud to be on the same short direct ping list as onyx! An honor!

Happy Easter. IMO, the most important holiday in Christianity.

15 posted on 04/08/2012 1:51:23 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent (By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid.))
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To: onyx

Happy Easter Onyx!

Maranatha, and please, Lord, will you put that Psalm 2 thing into effect real soon? The Principalities and Powers need mowing again.


16 posted on 04/08/2012 1:53:03 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: Finny

Oh goodness gracious! Don’t be silly, dearest Finny! I hold *YOU* in the highest esteem! I learn from your erudite comments!

HAPPY BLESSED EASTER!
He is Risen! Alleluia!


17 posted on 04/08/2012 2:05:49 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Psalm 144
BLESSED HAPPY EASTER, dearest Psalm 144!!
He is Risen! Alleluia!


Shame on me for watching Fox, but I like the special they're replaying again this year on the life of Jesus.
I should be checking EWTN for their LIVE schedule.

18 posted on 04/08/2012 2:09:57 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: U-238

Simply enough: The Truth of His resurrection will determine how many of us spend eternity.


19 posted on 04/08/2012 3:02:58 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: 21twelve

Amen....


20 posted on 04/08/2012 3:03:07 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: U-238
The Resurrection of Christ is Good News.

Before, folks really didn't know what happened to the dead. Even those who were raised from the dead, like the Widows Son with Elijah, died again. So there was no certainty.

With Christ's Resurrection and bodily return to heaven, we know positively that there is life after death. And, moreover than that, since Christ is Still Alive (at the Right Hand of God the Father) that there is Eternal Life.

The only question will be the quality of Eternal Life. With Faith in Christ, it is Eternal Life, Love and Joy. Without Christ, it really is not life, not love, not joy and worse.

Better is life in Christ, follow Him.

21 posted on 04/08/2012 4:51:00 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: U-238
How important is the resurrection of Jesus Christ?

As N.T. Wright observed, if you got rid of the Christmas story, you'd lose a couple chapters in some of the Gospels. If you get rid of the resurrection, you get rid of Christianity.

As Paul says,
12 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? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised; 14 and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain. 15 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 raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised; 17 and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.
I Corinthians 15
The resurrection is the start of the New Creation right in the middle of the Old Creation.
22 posted on 04/08/2012 5:09:23 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: U-238

Says it all...

The Cathedrals - Then Came The Morning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuKRAej4SkY


23 posted on 04/08/2012 5:15:42 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: U-238

The Risen Lord... The Author of MY Salvation... how can I even begin to say how important that is.


24 posted on 04/08/2012 5:27:57 AM PDT by myrabach
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To: U-238

To deny THE RESURRECTION is to deny JESUS and the FATHER. One cannot be a CHRISTIAN and deny CHRIST. HE IS RISEN... and HE will win... I have read THE BOOK and I KNOW! HAPPY EASTER MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS!

LLS


25 posted on 04/08/2012 5:32:21 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: onyx

May the blessings of the LORD JESUS be upon you and your family today... my dear friend. GOD bless you and thank you for being my friend.

LLS


26 posted on 04/08/2012 5:34:03 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Orthodox believers greet each other on Easter with these words:

“Christ is risen.”

“He is risen indeed.”

And those words can be spoken after every event; even when the worst things happen, those facts overcome them all.


27 posted on 04/08/2012 5:57:38 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: U-238

..and life is worth the living because He lives...


28 posted on 04/08/2012 6:00:11 AM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: U-238

It is the central act of history, of the universe and all creation. The Resurrection literally changes everything!

HE IS RISEN. MARANATHA!


29 posted on 04/08/2012 6:05:02 AM PDT by Mom MD (The country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: CondorFlight

Amen and while I am a flawed sinner... I belong to HIM... if he will have me. Happy Easter my friend and GOD bless!

LLS


30 posted on 04/08/2012 6:45:35 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES! (accept only the original))
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To: verklaring

Yes, I do believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

Praise Jesus! Come, Lord Jesus.


31 posted on 04/08/2012 8:06:10 AM PDT by Tomato lover (Jesus is Lord)
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To: verklaring

Thanks for a much needed clarification of John 3:16


32 posted on 04/08/2012 8:18:06 AM PDT by strongbow
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To: onyx

Life is hard enough in a fallen world with Jesus. I don’t know how the people that don’t know Him, are able to function if you sit down and try to analyze the insanity all around you in the world.


33 posted on 04/08/2012 10:45:33 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

You honor me with your friendship, dearest LLS.
Blessed Happy Easter.

He is Risen! Alleluia!


34 posted on 04/08/2012 12:12:11 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

My eyes are misty reading your words. God bless you.
He is Risen! Alleluia!


35 posted on 04/08/2012 12:15:20 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: aruanan

“The resurrection is the start of the New Creation right in the middle of the Old Creation.”

Our preacher was stressing that this morning.

2 Cor.: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”

Isaiah 43:19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.

And also reminding us that Christ’s resurrection isn’t JUST so “now we get to go to Heaven”, it is so that we can be changed here on Earth, and help in the continuing transformation of God’s creation. And that this change is an “unstoppable force” - both in us, and in the world.


36 posted on 04/08/2012 3:19:20 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: onyx

Thank you, onyx. And to you as well!


37 posted on 04/08/2012 4:52:29 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: onyx

He is risen indeed!

And because He is risen, so shall we.


38 posted on 04/08/2012 7:18:50 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: sr4402
It is important enough that CHRISTians delineate their calender by His birth.

With Christ's Resurrection and bodily return to heaven, we know positively that there is life after death. And, moreover than that, since Christ is Still Alive (at the Right Hand of God the Father) that there is Eternal Life.

Indeed. we know that we are immortal. Death does not ultimately claim us. 

It also means that we will truely get to someday meet our maker and thank Him for the joy of this life.

39 posted on 04/08/2012 9:57:34 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: All
Though I'm not Catholic, I believe this to be one of the most beautiful prayers I know.

Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury,pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.


O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen

40 posted on 04/08/2012 10:02:27 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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