For I know that my redeemer liveth,
and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:
And though after my skin worms destroy this body,
yet in my flesh shall I see God:
Whom I shall see for myself,
and mine eyes shall behold, and not another;
though my reins be consumed within me.
Job 19:25-27

The Reality of the Resurrection


The subject on the resurrection is treated as a fact to Christians. Indeed, the resurrection is a theological fact in the Holy Bible. More so, it is the hope of all believers in Christ that there is life after death. If there is no resurrection, then how can it be a comfort for believers in Christ bidding farewell to those who have died in faith in Christ? How can it be a relief to those who have debilitating infirmities look forward to a new lease of life after death where sickness, pains, sorrows and sufferings will not plague them again in the future living in the presence of Almighty God? If the resurrection is not real, then why be a Christian in the first place? Why should we shortchange ourselves by living according to the precepts of the Holy Bible disadvantaging ourselves in this world when there is no resurrection in the future? But Christians do believe that there is a resurrection especially the resurrection is part of the component of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Without the resurrection of Christ, the gospel is incomplete and can save no one.

Notwithstanding, this topic on the resurrection may not be as apparent to those disciples living with the Lord during the Lord’s earthly ministry. In fact, the resurrection seems so unbelievable to them. In addition, why is there a necessity for the resurrection when the Lord is already on earth who could make things right immediately by imposing His rule and power on earth? The resurrection is understandably an wanted and unnecessary interruption to the plans and perception of the disciples with Christ. Hence, here is this book based on a sermon to examine the context and condition during those days of the disciples concerning this subject on the resurrection. May we live above those myopic perception and understanding of the disciples in time past! May the Lord bless the study of His holy words!