Christ’s Victory Over Death Proves We Can Be Forgiven
Adventure 8: Jesus Christ
Why is it so important to believe Christ rose from the dead?
If Christ had not risen from the dead, sinners would have no hope for forgiveness or eternal life. Christ's resurrection proved once and for all that He is more powerful than sin or sin's penalty. 1 Corinthians 15:17 – And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins!
This Truth Makes
If Christ had not died and risen from the dead, then that would mean that sin and death had power over Him. Since He conquered sin and death by coming back from the dead, He showed that He has won the ultimate victory. (Hebrews 1:3)
Christ has removed the sting of death. We should no longer be fearful of eternal death. Christ’s victory over sin and death proves we can be forgiven and have new life! (1 Corinthians 15:54-55)
W. Ian Thomas taught that “If you have eternal life at all, you have the Son, Jesus Christ – now!... ‘Eternal life’ is not a peculiar feeling inside! It is not your ultimate destination, to which you will go when you are dead. If you are born again, eternal life is that quality of life that you possess right now in your own physical body, with your own two feet on the ground, and in the world TODAY! And where does this life come from? Of Him! He is that Life! So if you have eternal life, it means that you have Somebody, Jesus Christ, and the life that you possess is of Him.”