What happens between death and the resurrection? What happens when a Christian or an unbeliever dies? This article answers those questions by looking at Scripture's teaching on the intermediate state. Exploring the meaning of death for a Christian and the separation of body and soul, the author gives hope to those who rest in Christ. Judgment day is a day they can look towards with courage.
The Gospels place women as the first to experience and report the resurrection of Jesus. Why? The article answers those who object to the resurrection by looking at the witness of these women.
What did the resurrection mean for the Lord Jesus? This article offers some considerations from a biblical and theological perspective. It discusses how Christ in his resurrection functioned as the last Adam, the Son of David and Israel's Messiah, the fulfillment God's covenant promises, and the vindication of his own testimony in his ministry.
This article outlines and critiques five common lies about the resurrection: the Lord did not know he was going to die, the cross was a defeat, the Lord's greatest pain was physical, his death on the cross was insufficient, and Christians celebrate Easter once a year.
This article considers how the resurrection of Christ changed the world, particularly for the believer. Life is not in vain, there is no more fear of death, and we live in hope. The article also gives attention to what the resurrection life looks like for the believer.
This article looks at how the resurrection of Christ changes the lives of his followers here and now.
This article explores the meaning of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and what it achieved. That resurrection demonstrated that Jesus is Lord and Christ, and it revealed that God will judge the world by a man.
Christ has risen from the dead. This article shows the fact of Christ’s resurrection, as well as the wonder and benefit of it.
This article offers ten thoughts on the resurrection as the core of the Christian message.
This article wants to consider the soteriological significance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The author considers Jesus' resurrection in relation to his offices as Messiah: prophet, priest (Hebrews 5:5–10), and king (Acts 2:30–32). He wants to emphasize that the resurrection on Sunday is more than just a "proof" of the gospel of the cross.
Some modern exegetes claim that the disciples' experience of Jesus after the resurrection was nothing more than a visionary experience. This article wants to challenge this view. It further challenges the view that the body of Christ was not important for the church in Jerusalem's concept of the resurrection of Christ.
How does Jurgen Moltmann understand the resurrection of man and the resurrection of Jesus Christ in particular? His use of the word "resurrection" diverges significantly from the common understanding of the term. The social character of Moltmann's use of this symbol is vital to a proper understanding of his contribution.
The shroud of Turin occasions interest every now and again. This paper focuses on four areas of interest around the shroud: its history, its relationship to biblical references of burial practices, its possible correlations to the historical Jesus, and its possible function as evidence for Christ's resurrection.
What is the relationship between revelation and reason in apologetics? What is the role of revelation when biblical veracity itself is under attack? These concerns are major aspects of this chapter. The basic argument of this chapter is that the apostle Paul’s gospel of the resurrection functions as proof of final judgment in Acts 17:31. Paul’s argument depends on revealed categories derived from redemptive history.
How do we know there will be the resurrection of the dead? Jesus Christ's resurrection is the assurance of the resurrection for all. This article looks at how people will be raised, and the place of believers and unbelievers in the resurrection.
Jesus' resurrection is essential to Christianity because it attests to Christ's victory over death, his righteousness, and his divine identity. This what the article explains.
What significance does Christ's resurrection have in God's redemptive plan?
Christianity begins with who God is and what He has done for us in history. God has revealed His person and will by awesome and supernatural events, and Christ's resurrection is the centrepiece of His revelation and His redemptive acts throughout history. Christ's resurrection is indespensible for our justification and our sanctification.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is in line with the Old Testament feasts. Looking at 1 Corinthians 15, the author shows how the Paul is guided by Israel's festal calendar as it finds its fulfillment in the Christ's resurrection. This has a great bearing for the church, as she lives between the time of the firstfruits and the harvest.
God has given His church three written accounts that attest to the historical reality of Christ's resurrection. There were many different reactions to Christ's resurrection, including surprise, misunderstanding, and doubt. How will we react to Christ's resurrection?
Did Christ really rise from the dead? This article looks at the claims against the resurrection of Christ, concluding that there is no other explanation except that Christ rose.
What is the best news you have ever heard in your life? This article says the resurrection of Christ is the best news we have ever heard, since through it justification is secured, and victory over sin and eternal life are certain.
What a day it was when Jesus rose from the dead! Why was this day special? The author of this article shows firstly that by providing so many proofs, Christ protected His Church from doubting His resurrection. Secondly, the author shows that Christ's resurrection is crucial to the life of the church. It is the source of the Church's joy, forgiveness, and hope. The resurrection serves as certainty that the church has new life and has been raised with Christ.
Jesus' resurrection is a real event that occurred in history. His ressurrection was important for the atoning work of Christ. It is through the resurrection that Christians are assured of God's acceptance, victory over death and hell, the return of Christ, and future resurrection.
A holistic perspective on Jesus is that which views Jesus as He lived on earth as well as after His resurrection.
This article on the Apostles' Creed describes what Christians confess when they say that they believe Christ rose from the dead on the third day. The author maintains that Christ's resurrection is a historical fact, and that because Christ rose from the dead believers can be assured of forgiveness of sins.
This article on the Apostles' Creed examines what Christians confess when they say that they believe in the resurrection of the body. Salvation will be fully complete when Christians have also experienced bodily resurrection - not just spiritual resurrection. The body will be transformed and will be raised by the same power which raised Christ's body from the grave.
This author discusses two reasons why he believes in Jesus' resurrection.
This article looks at the great truths regarding the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
This is an extended review of N T Wright’s important book The Resurrection of the Son of God. The book has two main aims. First to reassert that the authors of the New Testament believed that Jesus was raised bodily from the dead. Second to clarify the authors’ understanding of resurrection for those who believe in Jesus.