Just The Facts On Jesus’ Resurrection
by Drew Covert
It seems like Christmas has just passed, and already we are just weeks away from celebrating Easter. I always marvel at the quick turnaround from celebrating Jesus’ birth to the somber remembrance of his death on the cross. The days from Advent to Christmas, and Lent to Easter fly by rapidly.
Is the Resurrection Important?
One of the cornerstones of Christianity is the resurrection of Jesus. In fact, Paul states as much in 1stCorinthians 15:13-14.
“If there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised;and if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation has been in vain and your faith has been in vain.”
And just a few verses later we get this somber prognosis:
“If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile, and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have died in Christ have perished.If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.” 
According to Paul and the other New Testament authors our entire case for Christianity hangs on the resurrection. What’s the point the New Testament authors are trying to make? According to Paul, if the resurrection didn’t happen, we have in essence waisted our lives.
Attempts To Refute The Resurrection Account
It’s unsurprising then that the first area most people try to attack in Christianity is the resurrection…