“If you say there is no resurrection from the dead how can you say that Christ was resurrected from the dead? People want a resurrectionless Savior because it doesn’t fit into their personal philosophy.
People don’t like the idea of hell so they want a Christianity without a hell. We don’t like the idea of judgement so we have Christianity without sin…. And so on, and so on, and so on.
You think you’ve just removed a small problem by removing the resurrection.
Seven problems if the resurrection is taken away.
1. If no resurrection from the dead then even Christ has not been raised. But he just demonstrated that Christ has been raised.
2. Preaching is vain. If Christ has not been raised then our preaching is vain and our faith is vain. Some people pick the supernatural parts of the gospel out while trying say our Christian faith is good because of the good things we do. It is all useless if the resurrection is false.
3. Faith is vain. So much for those who say you can have a viable Christianity without the resurrection. However, there is no gospel without the resurrection so faith is meaningless.
4. I’m a liar. We are even found to be misrepresenting God because we testify that God raised Christ whom He did not raise. If there is no such thing as resurrection God was just called a liar. Not only a liar, but a blaspheming liar. If you believe there is no resurrection, I’m a liar for preaching the resurrection.
5. If Christ is not raised then your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. If Christ has not been raised there is no justification. There is no penal substitutionary atonement. If Christ has not been raised then He was a sinner and we are all still in our sins. There is no hope for sinners. God will crush you. Justice cries out for it. For God not to consume you would not be fair.
6. Those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
7. We of all people are most to be pitied because we have hoped in the greatest lie ever perpetrated.”
from G3 Livestream
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