“Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.” 1 Corinthians 15:3b-4 New Living Translation
This portion of scripture has the 3 most critical points for the defense of Christianity. 1) Christ died, 2) Christ was buried and 3) Christ was raised from the dead. Without these truths Christ’s death would have been worthless. It was the most important part of God’s plan from the beginning of time. To those who have been redeemed, these points make all the difference in the world, for they ensure their place with God throughout eternity. To those who have not yet been redeemed, these points provide hope that freedom is available free of charge.
This Sunday millions of believers worldwide will be celebrating the resurrection of Christ. It is what we base our faith and trust on; that his death was not in vain, but rather fulfilled God’s plan to save mankind from their sin. Without blood there can be no forgiveness. Without Christ’s blood, there can be no eternal and everlasting forgiveness. His sacrifice was nothing like the OT sacrifices because his cleansed us of all our sin, eradicating them for all time. The OT variety did nothing but cover it over.
So remember what Christ did for you before you ever knew him and rejoice, for you are free from the burdens you once carried. If you haven’t received God’s forgiveness yet, what on earth are you waiting for? Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resource: The Life Application Study Bible.