In part 3 of our series, we take a closer look at probably the most overlooked implication of the Resurrection. If Jesus of Nazareth was indeed resurrected from death, then something supernatural is going on.

If you’ll recall your high-school history, we know that the mighty Titanic was downed by an iceberg which lay ominously beneath the surface of the water. It’s visible tip betrayed the crew, since it failed to represent the reality of the entire iceberg. In the same way, any worldview which fails to apprehend Jesus’ Deity, also fails to recognize that He is the Divine Source from which all life and the cosmos spring.

And that means…

Reality is sacred, not secular. Christianity’s view of human depravity and the consequent need for redemption afford it a degree of uniqueness among world religions. The Resurrection of Jesus is the cornerstone of Christian theology. The Apostle Paul writes, “And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is useless; you are still in your sins.”[1] Therefore, the Resurrection is of paramount importance in any discussion regarding Christianity’s truth claims. There are numerous historical evidences which testify to the reality and reliability of Jesus’ Resurrection. Plus, we also have a wealth of New Testament documents which testify to the event itself, and which have withstood a very high degree of scrutiny. Competing explanations have been analyzed and debated but have been unable to supplant the New Testament claim that God raised Jesus from the dead. Given the evidence which so faithfully points to God as the best explanation for the Resurrection of Jesus, it necessarily follows that the Christian God exists. If the Christian God exists, then He alone is the source of the cosmos and the origin of life as we know it. As the source of everything, it is then necessarily the case that the reality of everything we know to be true has its roots in the sacred, rather than the secular, wholly independent of any individual’s religious upbringing or personal beliefs.

[1] 1 Cor. 15:17 (NET)