The Resurrection of Jesus caused many problems for many people.
Guards and their superiors
People who cried for His crucifixion
Citizens of Jerusalem suffering under the oppression of Rome
His resurrection still causes problems for people today.
His resurrection 100% establishes His identity and His message. Because He is who He is and His message is true, everyone must make a decision of what they will do about this truth.
We have only one of three options.
- Reject the resurrection and His message
- Believe it occurred but ignore what it means to us – essentially do nothing or very little about it
- Accept, believe it and act on it
There are natural results to every decision.
Choosing one of the first two options places us outside of the salvation of God.
Choosing the third provides us salvation.
However, choosing the third means dying to ourselves and surrender to the Lordship of Jesus.
This goes 100% against our nature.