HomeLifestyleFaithThe Most Crucial Point In the History of the World

The Most Crucial Point In the History of the World

Author

Date

The mountain peak of the writings of the Apostle Paul can, in my opinion, be found in chapter Fifteen of 1 Corinthians where he articulates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  This passage of scripture written by Paul is unsurpassed in telling us about the importance of this most miraculous event.  The Gospels tell the actual story of the resurrection, but Paul in 1 Corinthians 15 gives us some valuable information we need in order for us to more fully grasp what actually happened.

Today, Easter, we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead!  Aren’t you glad that we have the resurrection?  What hope would there be for any of us if there were no resurrection from the dead? I am eternally grateful that we are a people of life and not death.  I believe that truly saved people automatically hold onto the precious doctrine of the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead.  Why would a saved person ever have the inclination to deny this heavenly event, but yet there are some who do so.  We Christians are the only people in the whole world who celebrate this wonderful miracle of God known as the Resurrection. 

The Bible is clear when it says that one must believe in the resurrection to be saved….Romans 10:9-10.  I have no problem with the resurrection.  I hold dearly to it as my source of security for eternal life.  For in defeating death, Jesus has given all of his people the promise that death will not be victorious over them.  It cannot hold them.  Everything that we are resides on the historical event of the Resurrection of Jesus. Without it we have no hope and no foundation for eternal life.  You cannot take the resurrection lightly no matter what the world says about it.  It is not just some spectacular appendage to the life story of Jesus.  It is God’s seal of approval upon the life, work and sacrifice of His Son.  Everything rides on the Resurrection.

Nothing we can say about the resurrection is more profound than the event.  So, we are always in danger of diminishing the Resurrection as we attempt to speak about it.  Safety lies in the fact that we will rely only on Scripture for our information and not on the oratorical skills of any preacher or commentator.

The Jesus Seminar (a collection of liberal, disbelieving minds) says “the body of Jesus probably decayed as do all corpses.”  They say that the resurrection of Jesus was not something that happened on the first Easter Sunday; “it was not an event that could have been captured by a video camera.”  My reaction to this is this:

“Whoever said God would have wanted to capture in on video even if a camera had been there.  He wants it to be a matter of faith in His Word!”

The Moderator of the United Church in Canada said this…”I don’t believe Jesus was God, but I’m no theologian.  I don’t believe Jesus is the only way to God.  I don’t believe He rose from the dead as scientific fact.  I don’t know whether these things happened.  It’s an irrelevant question.” Friends, I want to say that it is NOT an irrelevant question.  Is it irrelevant to you?  Absolutely not or you would not be investing your time in reading this article.  Did the statement of the Moderator of the United Church of Canada find a place in your heart or were you offended by it?  Your answer to that question will give you a good indication of where you stand with God.

What was it that turned Peter from one who denied Jesus into one who died preaching the faith.  What was it that changed Saul into Paul on the Damascus Road?  What changed him from a persecutor into a preacher?  What changed James from doubting his brother Jesus into the dynamic pastor of the Jerusalem church? What caused all the disciples to be willing to die a martyr’s death?  It was that they encountered the Living Lord Jesus Christ after His resurrection!  And, that’s what will change lost people today.  That’s what has changed all those who have confessed Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

When Jesus got through with Saul on the road to Damascus, Saul had no doubt about who was the Lord of his life.  And the same Lord Jesus is still dealing with lives today.  Is he speaking to you?  Is he making Himself known to you? Remember, He changed others and He will change you too!

Yes, The Most Crucial Point in the History of the World was the bodily resurrection of Jesus from the dead!

Reverend William (Bill) Harrell has been in ministry 48 years. He served as the pastor of Abilene Baptist Church in Martinez, GA for over 30 of those years. He can be reached at wfh@williamfharrell.com. You can also check out his blog at www.williamfharrell.com

4 COMMENTS

    • William: Thank you for your correct comment. The Resurrection of Christ is God’s stamp of approval upon everything He did in Jesus Christ. Without the Resurrection there is no basis for Christianity. Praise God for the day He raised Jesus from the dead and defeated death for all who believe in him by faith.
      WFH

Recent posts

Recent comments

Andrew Edmunds on Opinion: It’s a Clean Audit
charlie coleman on Opinion: It’s a Clean Audit
Thomas Yarbrough on Opinion: It’s a Clean Audit
Michael Meyers on Opinion: It’s a Clean Audit
Juliann McCraney on Opinion: It’s a Clean Audit
Tedd Antonacci on Opinion: It’s a Clean Audit
Richard Harrison on Opinion: It’s a Clean Audit
Jimmy Rivers on At Work With: George Berry
Ronnie Mullis on Millage Rates Explained
Gene Walker on Millage Rates Explained
Wilford Verneau on Faith: Cotton Candy
Simona Chilton on Opinion: Who Foots the Bill?
David Blevins on Opinion: Who Foots the Bill?
charlie coleman on Opinion: Who Foots the Bill?
Richard Harrison on Opinion: Who Foots the Bill?
Randall Sutton on Opinion: Who Foots the Bill?
William Brinson on Opinion: Who Foots the Bill?
Michael Parish on The Night Beat: Wild Wing Cafe
Charles Sanford on COVID-19 Cases Are on the Rise
Nancy blanchard on The Night Beat: Wild Wing Cafe
Doug Lively on Opinion: Power Moves
Edward Kruscavage on New Augusta Fire Chief Sworn In
Christine Slendak on Opinion: Power Moves
charlie coleman on New Augusta Fire Chief Sworn In
Craig Spinks on Opinion: Power Moves
Richard Ashworth on Letter to the Editor
Wilford Verneau on Faith: The Cross and a GE Clock
Doug Herman on Faith: Swift Retribution
Tedd Antonacci on Opinion: A Tale of Two Cities
Christine Slendak on Opinion: A Tale of Two Cities
Phillip Williams on Opinion: A Tale of Two Cities
Juliann McCraney on Opinion: A Tale of Two Cities
Juliann McCraney on Opinion: A Tale of Two Cities
Richard Ashworth on Your Weekly CSRA Business Digest
Charles Sconyers on Opinion: Something to Celebrate
Wilford Verneau on Faith: Look What We Discovered!
Lydia Piper on Faith: Hari Kari
Catherine McKnight on Redrawing Georgia’s Future
Tedd Antonacci on Time To Get Back To Business
charlie coleman on Redrawing Georgia’s Future
Carolyn Vickers on Opinion: This is the Last Stop
Christine Slendak on Opinion: This is the Last Stop
Tedd Antonacci on Redrawing Georgia’s Future
April Colburn on Redrawing Georgia’s Future
Jerry Brigham on Redrawing Georgia’s Future
Sylvia Cooper on Can America Survive?
Dianne Parker-Bazen on B.J. Wood Cartoon June 14, 2021
Hubert van Tuyll on Can America Survive?
Joyce Cox on Can America Survive?
Hubert van Tuyll on Can America Survive?
Hubert van Tuyll on Can America Survive?
Hubert van Tuyll on Can America Survive?
Thomas Hodges on Can America Survive?
Dennis Perry on Faith: Hari Kari
Doug Herman on Faith: Hari Kari
Kevin and Palmer on Faith: Hari Kari
Doug Herman on Can America Survive?
Christine Slendak on Opinion: Something to Celebrate
Robyn Wittenberg Dudley on Five Generations Have Worked at Luigi’s
Robyn Wittenberg Dudley on KAMO Has 74-Year History in Augusta
Hubert van Tuyll on D-Day Remembered
John Barney on D-Day Remembered
Andrew Edmunds on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Sally McCarty on D-Day Remembered
Richard Harrison on D-Day Remembered
Craig Spinks on D-Day Remembered
charlie coleman on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Ronnie Mullis on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Dennis Perry on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Michael Thurman on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
David Dunagan on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Richard Harrison on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Ronnie Scott on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Carolyn Vickers on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Sheila Stahl on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Timothy Sheppard on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Tedd Antonacci on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Kelly Wagner on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Randall Sutton on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Christine Slendak on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Doug Herman on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Linda Sparks on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Linda C Adams on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Mark Sisson on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Charles Ellis on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Juliann McCraney on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Nancy blanchard on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Mary Harris on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Stoney Turnage on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Doug Herman on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Richard Harrison on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Kevin and Palmer on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Daniel Steele on Op-Ed: Mayor Hardie Davis
Christine Slendak on Opinion: Why Even Take the Job?
Richard Harrison on Opinion: Why Even Take the Job?
Karen Dickey on Faith: Think About This
Richard Borgatti on B.J. Wood Cartoon May 31, 2021
Richard Harrison on Faith: Think About This
Brenda Turner- Griffin on Opinion: Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire
Susan Beckham on Faith: Think About This
Doug Herman on Faith: Think About This
Robert H. Rihl on Dine & Dish: SolFood Kitchen
Garry Stephens on Dine & Dish: Cantina Locale
Ronnie Mullis on CONVENTION OF THE STATES?
burton eichel on Dine & Dish: SolFood Kitchen
Joe Edge on Letters to the Editor
Andrew Edmunds on Letters to the Editor
David Blevins on Letters to the Editor
charlie coleman on Opinion: What is a Hero?
Doug Herman on Opinion: What is a Hero?
Ivan Bolgla on Opinion: What is a Hero?
Phillip Williams on Finding Homes for the Homeless
Juliann McCraney on Faith: The Balcony
Bill Lesshafft on Bridge Over Troubled Water
Tedd Antonacci on Opinion: An Unbreakable Law
Randall Sutton on Opinion: He Talked To Me…
Harold Clack on Opinion: He Talked To Me…
Thomas Yarbrough on Opinion: He Talked To Me…
Richard Harrison on Opinion: He Talked To Me…
William Speer on Opinion: He Talked To Me…
Michael Meyers on Opinion: He Talked To Me…
Trudy Edwards on Opinion: He Talked To Me…
Sylvia Cooper on Opinion: He Talked To Me…
Nancy blanchard on Opinion: He Talked To Me…
Thomas Kilpatrick on Opinion: He Talked To Me…
Christine Slendak on Opinion: He Talked To Me…
Kelly Wagner on Opinion: He Talked To Me…
Kelly Wagner on Opinion: He Talked To Me…
Harold Clack on Opinion: He Talked To Me…
Richard Harrison on Opinion: He Talked To Me…
Tedd Antonacci on Opinion: He Talked To Me…
Tedd Antonacci on Opinion: He Talked To Me…
Juliann McCraney on Opinion: He Talked To Me…
Sheri Osburn on Opinion: He Talked To Me…
Jimmy Clark on Opinion: The Big Lie
Tedd Antonacci on Letter to the Editor
Brenda Turner- Griffin on Opinion: Why My Brother’s Keeper Matters
Amanda Main on Opinion: A Spiritual War
Michael Meyers on Opinion: Fire Chief on Fire?
Amanda Main on Opinion: A Spiritual War
charlie coleman on Opinion: Fire Chief on Fire?
charlie coleman on Opinion: Fire Chief on Fire?
Jerry Brigham on Opinion: Fire Chief on Fire?
Brenda Turner- Griffin on Open Letter to King Hardie, Part II
Joe Edge, Publisher on Open Letter to King Hardie, Part II
Russell Smeak on Agent Game Wraps Up Filming
Christine Slendak on Editorial: The Shame of the City
Thomas Hodges on OPINION: Cause and Effect
Richard Ashworth on Opinion: Letter to the Editor
Kevin and Palmer on Opinion: Marx and Friends
Phillip Williams on Letter to the Editor
Hubert van Tuyll on Opinion: Marx and Friends
Dee Stafford on Opinion: Marx and Friends
Deborah Brooks on Purses Spread God’s Love
Thomas Yarbrough on Opinion: Letters to the Editor
Dennis Perry on OPINION: Cause and Effect
Joe Edge, Publisher on Evans Community Center For Sale
Joe Edge, Publisher on Evans Community Center For Sale
Richard Harrison on Evans Community Center For Sale
Joe Edge, Publisher on Evans Community Center For Sale
Christine Slendak on Evans Community Center For Sale
Ann Beth Strelec on Augusta, Show Us Your Cheers!
Doug Herman on Inside the Fox’s Lair
Kevin Gulledge on Inside the Fox’s Lair
Phillip Williams on Tim Tebow To Speak at FCA Event
Bill Harrell on Opinion: A Recipe for Ruin
William Cassara on Opinion: A Recipe for Ruin
Kevin and Palmer on Judicial Split is Complete
Bill Harrell on Opinion: A Recipe for Ruin
Jerry Brigham on Time To Get Back To Business
Bill Harrell on Opinion: A Recipe for Ruin
Coleen Zimmerman on Most Georgia Snakes are Harmless
Jimmy Clark on Saturday Market Returns
Scott Hudson, Managing Editor on Opinion: Were Confederates Traitors?
Sally Cook on Mr. Frog
Richard Harrison on SPLOST 8 Gets Voter Approval
Barry B. Dickson on Opinion: Letter to the Editor
Scott Hudson, Managing Editor on Something You May Not Have Known: Archie Butt
Tyler Strong, Business Editor on Augusta GreenJackets Hiring Staff for 2021 Season
James Blanchard on Opinion: An Unbreakable Law
Dee Stafford on CONVENTION OF THE STATES?
Debbie van Tuyll, Editor-In-Chief on Opinion: Voting Reform Measures Will Turn Back Time
Debbie van Tuyll, Editor-In-Chief on Opinion: Voting Reform Measures Will Turn Back Time
Debbie van Tuyll, Editor-In-Chief on Opinion: Voting Reform Measures Will Turn Back Time
Ronnie Mullis on Letters to the Editor
Thomas Hodges on Opinion: An Unbreakable Law
Jim Bible on Opinion: The Big Lie
Joe Edge, Publisher on Lock and Dam Structural Condition
Debbie van Tuyll, Editor-In-Chief on AU Employees To Get Bonus Along With Other State Employees
Lois Keasler on Opinion: The Big Lie
Lois Keasler on Opinion: An Unbreakable Law
Christine Slendak on Opinion: An Unbreakable Law
Doug Lively on CONVENTION OF THE STATES?
Mira Hobbs on Opinion: The Big Lie
William Cassara on Opinion: The Big Lie
William Cassara on Opinion: The Big Lie
Charles Sanford on Opinion: The Big Lie
Rick Nagel on Opinion: The Big Lie
Barry B. Dickson on Opinion: The Big Lie
Barry B. Dickson on Opinion: The Big Lie
Gene Renno on Opinion: The Big Lie
Joyce Cox on Opinion: The Big Lie
Nancy blanchard on Opinion: The Big Lie
Vincent Broderick on Opinion: The Big Lie
Larry Garner on Opinion: The Big Lie
Paul Reyes on Opinion: The Big Lie
Joe Edge, Publisher on Opinion: The Big Lie
Vincent Broderick on Opinion: The Big Lie
Mark Sisson on Opinion: The Big Lie
Kevin Gulledge on Opinion: The Big Lie
Carol Campbell on Opinion: The Big Lie
Jim Bible on Opinion: The Big Lie
Scott Hudson, Managing Editor on The Senate, Then Not And Then
Hubert van Tuyll on The Senate, Then Not And Then
Bill Hill on The Church and PPP
Bill Harrell on The Church and PPP
Jim Bible on The Church and PPP
William Cassara on The Church and PPP
Bill Harrell on The Church and PPP
William Cassara on The Church and PPP
Bill Harrell on The Church and PPP
William Cassara on The Church and PPP
Richard Armour on The Church and PPP
Christine Slendak on The Church and PPP
James Murray Jr on The Church and PPP
Phillip Williams on Letters to the Editor
Larry Garner on Letters to the Editor
Mary Harris on Letters to the Editor
Richard Borgatti on Letters to the Editor
Jim Bible on Letters to the Editor
Kelly Wagner on Letters to the Editor
Ronnie Mullis on Letters to the Editor
ANTHONY MOODY on NFL Players From Augusta
ANTHONY MOODY on NFL Players From Augusta
Russ Gambill on NFL Players From Augusta
Joe Edge, Publisher on Co-Working Space Doesn’t Work
Alice Vantrease on NFL Players From Augusta
Alice Vantrease on NFL Players From Augusta
Elizabeth Markwalter on NFL Players From Augusta
Scott Hudson, Managing Editor on Columbia County Sheriff Resists Body Cams
Doug Herman on Letter to the Editor
Joe Edge, Publisher on Bobby Jones Shopping Center For Sale