The Power of His Resurrection

By Francis Frangipane

Let there be no question, Christ's crucifixion and subsequent resurrection are the cornerstone realities of our faith. Upon these two united events the most vital truths of Christianity unfold. Indeed, if Christ did not die upon the cross, there would be no atonement. If He did not rise from death as He foretold, then all He taught would become suspect. He would have been yet another philosopher/prophet who lived and died a tragic death.

Yet, Jesus demonstrated that He was the "Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead" (Romans 1:4). Christ's resurrection broadcast throughout time and eternity that One more than a prophet died for mankind's sins. It was God on earth who prayed to God in heaven, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do."