April 30, 1995
The resurrection is often a stumbling block for skeptics. Sometimes, we may even be inclined to share the Gospel without mentioning Christ’s return from death. Paul, however, taught that when we remove Christ’s resurrection and His promise of new life in Him, then we render our faith meaningless. Tracing a line through Scripture, Alistair Begg affirms the truth and centrality of the resurrection. What we believe about the future will directly impact how we behave in the present.
29Otherwise, what do people mean by being baptized on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized on their behalf? 30Why are we in danger every hour? 31I protest, brothers, by my pride in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die every day! 32What do I gain if, humanly speaking, I fought with beasts at Ephesus? If the dead are not raised, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.” 33Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”4 34Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.
Copyright © 2023, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.