The Apostle Paul's Compelling Words
"Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received, I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day, according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also…" 1 Corinthians 15:1-8
Novelist John Updike wrote:
"Make no mistake; if He rose at all
it was His body;
if the cell's dissolution did not reverse; the molecules
reknit; the amino acids rekindle,
the church will fall."
Our faith doesn't work without a literal, physical the resurrection of Jesus' body. Here's why, according to Paul...