1. Theology and history go hand in hand in the real person of Jesus Christ, making the truth of the Gospels profoundly human and powerfully meaningful.
  2. This is an edited excerpt from the conclusion of The Resurrection Fact: Responding to Modern Critics, edited by John Bombaro and Adam Francisco. (1517 Publishing, 2016).
  3. God comes to us through the flesh and blood and spirit of Christ precisely where he promised to be manifest to us and for us.
  4. If Jesus did not rise, then religion is just religion — a mere anthropological phenomenon.
  5. The resurrection of Jesus encompasses the total and comprehensive glorification of a human being, not merely his restoration.
  6. Caesar boasted: “I came. I saw. I conquered.” Christ can rightly say: “I came. I saved. I ascended.”
  7. May you believe, in this thin-line world, that this Jesus is for you, not against you.
  8. Although Jesus bodily ascended and is hidden from our earthly eyes, he is not far off.
  9. The story of salvation is the true story of God doing his unexpected work of salvation for us.
  10. Paul is writing as a man who has already lived a life of law-keeping while denying the resurrection.
  11. Paul thinks the consequences of Christ not being raised are worse for those who believe than those who never did if it were to be true Christ was not raised.

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