Why Is This So Important

Why Is This So Important
Think of the key world events of the last couple of decades. The fall of the Berlin Wall. The Persian Gulf War. The El Nino weather events. The terrorist destruction of New York’s Twin Towers and attack on the Pentagon. The election of Barak Obama.
Or go back to an earlier era, Watergate. The oil crisis of the 70s. The Vietnam War. Man landing on the moon. Perhaps you’ve been around long enough to recall the assassinations of President Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. Hiroshima. Pearl Harbor. Whatever comes to mind, you can be sure of this: No event in the last 100 years has affected every human on earth – no matter where he or she lives.
Now think back through history. The Civil War. The American Revolution. The invention of the printing press. The Fall of the Roman Empire. Each of these events had extraordinary historical significance. But none of them has the kind of monumental, worldwide, eternal effects that one event almost 2,000 years ago claims to have. This event? The resurrection of Jesus Christ!
The Bible says that God came to earth as a man to pay the penalty of death for the sins of the world (Jn. 1:1-29); Rom. 6:23). But the Bible also says that if Jesus did not overpower death’s grip to escape that cold, rocky tomb, He would not be able to provide us with victory over death (I Cor. 15:12-19).
The implications of the resurrection of Jesus Christ must be considered honestly. Everything depends on it. According to the Bible, the eternal destiny of every human is at stake. Because of what Jesus did, each of us has two choices. We can live forever under God’s blessing in heaven, or we can be separated from Him eternally in the torment of hell. It all depends on our response to Jesus’ resurrection.
Our destiny is in God’s hands. He alone must be satisfied. Not scientists. Not philosophers. Not educators. That’s why what you believe about the resurrection is a matter of eternal life or eternal death.