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.
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.
It is an error to identify the gospel with any particular system or culture. A problem with the church being identified with the culture wars is a basic one: Christianity is not a culture. It is a faith centered around a person who has a real life, a life of significance because he is God incarnate and rose from the dead as he promised and is alive in heaven.