How important is the resurrection? I mean… Isn’t Christianity just simply based on religious claims? Would it really matter if Jesus never rose from the dead?
Paul definitely thought it did. Just look at what he writes in Corinthians 15:12-19
 Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?  But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.  And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.  We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised.  For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised.  And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.  Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.  If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.
(1 Corinthians 15:12-19 ESV)
Christians don’t make a religious claim about the resurrection. We make a historical claim. Jesus actually historically rose physically from the dead three days after his execution. If you are someone who has struggled or do struggle with evidences for the resurrection, listen to this conversation from the White Horse Inn.
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