Elder's Encouragement

April, the month we focus on the resurrection of Christ. Of course we at FCC Abilene focus on the resurrection every week during communion. But still, Easter is special.

Have you ever paused and asked yourself, “Do I really believe Christ rose from the dead or is it something I know I’m supposed to believe, so when asked I’ve always just said yes.” It is really a very important question.

Read Romans 10:9-11. Paul actually makes a condition of true believing faith that I “…believe in your (my) heart that God raised him from the dead…” t question. Is the resurrection really something you believe or is it something you know you are supposeRead 1Cor 15:12-19. God says through Paul “if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.” And, that he and the other apostles have all lied to us because they all testified that Christ did rise from the dead. If they lied to us about that, then what else in the New Testament did they lie about? All of Christianity falls if God did not raise Jesus from the dead.

Knowing all of that, the question remains. Do I really believe Christ rose from the dead?

Jack Meehan