The resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth is the central event of human history. Nothing like that happened before and nothing like that has happened since.
Paul, the apostle, places the resurrection at the very pinnacle of the Christian proclamation and teaching; or to put differently, the resurrection is the foundation on which Christianity stands (1 Corinthians 15:13ff).
Does the resurrection have a future? It has.
The dawn of the eternal life God promised us, will start with a universal day of resurrection. Jesus promised, “…all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out—those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned” (John 5:28, 29).
“Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24 Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; 26 and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:23-26).
And I answer, “Lord I believe. I don’t understand…I can’t figure it out. But because you are the resurrection and the life, I believe.”
The resurrection is God’s invitation to a new life. As if God is saying, ”Interested in a new life? Yes, I can do it! Here is the proof.”
The word of God teaches that:
“…just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life” (Rom 6:4b).
Accepting Jesus and His teachings, takes us from dust, sweat and death to spirit, rest and life…eternal life.
Hear Jesus again: “…He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”