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Why are the death and resurrection of Jesus important to Christians?

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Why are the death and resurrection of Jesus important to Christians? "Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. ...read more.

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Another reason is that it is fundamental to the Christian faith that their saviour has come, and that he has died, and that he has taken our sins, and that he has been resurrected, and has risen again. This in fact, is the message of Easter, which is the most important event in the Christian calendar (even more important that Christmas). It is important because it means that they can have a chance to meet God, and become righteous in his eyes. They believe that Jesus has ridden them of their sins, so that they can be put right with God. If Jesus did not die and then rise again, then technically, they will never be able to be seen as righteous with God, and therefore, will never go to heaven because of their original sin. ...read more.

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Even baptism will not rid us of this sin, and therefore man can never reach heaven. The Christian idea is as follows. Christ's death and resurrection help Christians to keep faith and live with the thought of life to come. The spiritual body corrects the faults of the body. Resurrection comes through baptism. Through Christ, death is overcome. Therefore, I conclude that the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is of high importance to Christians because of 4 main reasons: 1. He is their saviour and their hope in gaining righteousness with God relies on his existence, death, and resurrection. 2. If he did not rise and die, then everything that they believe is futile, and their faith is meaningless. 3. If Christ did not rise, then baptism is pointless. 4. His death and resurrection help Christians to keep faith and live with the idea of eternal life with God. David Seckington L5M ...read more.

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