A few decades ago, a lot of scholarly research was dedicated to finding the answer to the question, “Did Jesus really rise from the dead?” Now, it seems as if everyone in this postmodern, relative society is not asking, “Did he?” but rather, “So what?”
Let’s answer this practically: If a man died from a brutal execution — so much so that his body and face were hardly recognizable as human — and then rose from the dead with a healed and restored body, then this man must be more than just a man. “So what?” you ask. Well, if he is more than a man, then he must be loved, honored, and obeyed for who he is, namely God himself.
What do you love, honor, and obey? Money? Sex? Relationships? Food? Praise of man? Hollywood? Sports? Status? Technology? Cars? Children? Body image? Knowledge? Religion? Yourself?
If these things died, would they rise from the dead like Jesus did?
I doubt it.