How would our world and our lives be different if Jesus had not come, died, and rose from that grave?
Death laid his hands on the Lord Jesus Christ, and death put Jesus in a rock-hewn tomb. And there was a stone in the mouth of that tomb, and the seal of the Roman government was placed upon that tomb. But on the third day, Jesus Christ stirred Himself. He rose from the sleep of death. He left those grave clothes that were wrapped around him like a butterfly would forsake a cocoon. Jesus Christ passed through the walls of that rock-hewn tomb. By the way, the stone wasn’t rolled away to let Jesus out—it was rolled away to let the disciples in to see that Jesus had come back.
The wonderful good news of the gospel is that Jesus Christ is alive today. He is not behind us in a tomb; He is before us on a throne. We thank God for that. But, suppose that had not happened. Suppose death still held Jesus. Then, what? Suppose there had been no Easter.
Well, no resurrection, means no Savior. No Savior, means no forgiveness. No forgiveness, means no justification. No justification, means no cleansing. No cleansing, means the penalty of your sin is still upon you. If the penalty of your sin is still upon you, then you are destined for death and Hell, and you’re still in your sins.
Click on the link below to hear a message on how our world, our future, and our lives, would be different if there had been no Easter.