Why is it so crucial that Jesus is alive?
Why is it so crucial that Jesus is alive? One of main elements of the living hope we have is that Jesus Himself is alive! That is why there is no grave of Jesus, no dead body to be found. Bible records how it happened. Guarded by a troop of elite Roman soldiers, placed in a sealed tomb with a large rock closing the entrance. The body disappeared! Because Jesus resurrected. That is why our hope is a living hope. It is not a dead hope! Imagine if someone told you that a cure has being discovered for all kinds of cancer by a scientist. And you are so excited you want to meet this scientist. And your friend tells you that he died last month from cancer! What sort of hope is that? That is why the resurrection is so fundamental to the Christian faith. Jesus alive is prove of our hope! It proves our hope is founded on reality!
1 Peter 1:3 (NIV) Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead… What do you think?