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Leader's Insight: Is the Resurrection Necessary?

Why an empty grave is the pivotal piece in the case for our faith.

For those of us who are followers of Jesus Christ and take the gospel seriously, this is our big time. Sports fanatics have the Super Bowl, but if you're a follower of Jesus Christ, this is our weekend.

We're excited about Good Friday and what Jesus accomplished on the cross, and then we gather together to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. But if you look at the newsstand, you'll see some magazines where liberal scholars, historians, and others, mock or ridicule the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Time magazine ran a piece (in 2004) called "The Search for Jesus." That's a goofy title because the fact is anybody searching for Jesus can find him easily. Some people who say they're searching for Jesus are really searching for a reason not to believe.

Referring to the Jesus Seminar that is searching for the historical Jesus, Time magazine says, "The seminar found all the nativity descriptions to be inauthentic, except for the name of Jesus' mother, ...

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