Saturday, April 19, 2014
The Empty Tomb
Yet the Cross is not the end of the story. If it were, the Cross would represent abject failure. No. The Cross led to the Resurrection three days later. And the Resurrection is the event that gives profound meaning to the Cross.
Without the Resurrection, the Cross would be meaningless. But because of the Resurrection, the Cross has become the salvation of humankind.
No other belief system can boast of the resurrection of its founder. Buddha did not rise from the dead. Mohammed did not rise from the dead. Joseph Smith did not rise from the dead. None of the pagan gods worshipped by many rose from the dead.
Only Jesus Christ rose from the dead.
In whom will you put your faith? In a person who died and remained dead? Or in the One Who died for you and rose from the dead, proving thereby that He is God?
The answer seems quite obvious to me.
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