The resurrection of Jesus from the dead gives us complete confidence for our future

The greatest news that mortal ear has ever heard is the news that Jesus Christ has risen from the dead as He promised! The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the chief proof of the Christian faith. It is the truth that lies at the very foundation of the Gospel. Other doctrines of the Christian faith are important, but the resurrection is essential. Without a belief in the resurrection there can be no personal salvation. The Bible says, “If we confess with our mouths that Jesus is Lord and believe in our hearts that God raised him from the dead, we will be saved” (Cf. Romans 10:9).

In the resurrection of Jesus Christ we have the answer to the great question of the ages: “If mortals die, can they live again?” The Bible teaches that because Christ lives, we also shall live. The greatest truth that you can ever hear is that Jesus Christ died but rose again, and that you, too, will die but can rise again into newness of life.

The resurrection of Jesus shows us that what Jesus did on the cross was enough to restore an eternal relationship with the Father.  Jesus was the 'firstfruit' of those that will enjoy this relationship with God forever.  His resurrection was the most wonderful evidence that the way back to eternal relationship with the Father had been perfectly, unconditionally, for ever, achieved.  

The choice is ours - if we can but trust that all our sins (past, present, and future) were put on Jesus and that His perfection meant that those sins, which were the barrier between us and God, were completely and eternally dealt with, then we can know that our future is tied in with Jesus and that we too will be raised to eternal life as Jesus was.

Nick Griffin