"Then you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free." ~ John 8:32

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Empty Tomb

The Cross is both the pivotal point and the focal point of all human history.  The Cross marks the dividing line between time before Christ and time after Christ. The Cross is the juncture at which Jew and Gentile became one in Christ.

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.
Copyright 2014 by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio. All Rights Reserved.

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