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Death Not the End!

Death Not the End

At the heart of Christian teaching lies the truth death does not signify the end of existence but rather a passage to a new form of life. This conviction is deeply rooted in Jesus Christ’s resurrection, which not only marks the cornerstone of the Christian faith but also offers a profound message of hope and renewal to the world.

The Historical Event.

The resurrection of Jesus, as described in the New Testament, occurred three days after his crucifixion and burial. This miraculous event is recorded by all four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) with varying details but converging on the essential fact: Jesus rose from the dead, appeared to his disciples, and proclaimed the defeat of death and the promise of eternal life. The historical claims of the resurrection, backed by the transformation of Jesus’ followers from despairing mourners to bold proclaimers of his victory over death, lend a compelling weight to the narrative.

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Theological Significance.

From a theological perspective, Jesus’ resurrection is not just a testament to his divine nature but also a pivotal event that alters the human relationship with death.  Jesus’ victory over death is shared with all who believe in him. Saint Paul, in his letters, particularly in 1 Corinthians 15, elaborates on the resurrection as the cornerstone of Christian hope, asserting that just as Christ was raised from the dead, so too shall his followers be raised. This transformative event signifies the defeat of sin and death, two forces that have plagued humanity since the fall of Adam and Eve. In Jesus’ resurrection, Christians find the assurance of God’s power not only to resurrect but also to redeem, to bring life from death, and order from chaos.


The resurrection of Jesus Christ stands as a beacon of hope, proclaiming that death is not the end. It offers a vision of life that transcends our finite existence, inviting all to embrace a hope that death cannot diminish. Through the resurrection, believers are encouraged to live lives of hope, courage, and love, grounded in the conviction that in Christ, life is eternal, and death is but a door to a fuller existence with God.

An Invitation.

You can connect with Pastor Dale Turner at one of his websites:  https://daleturner.org/ https://wished-for.com/
or his email at. dale6@roadrunner.com

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