The title of this post might scare you a bit, so let me go ahead and tell you: the truth about the resurrection is that it happened. Say it’s a metaphor all you want, I believe the historical record shows plenty of evidence for a literal resurrection of the dead in Christ Jesus.
If it was just a metaphor, we would have nothing to celebrate today. We couldn’t possibly gain salvation because salvation only comes from a divine being, and the resurrection seals the divinity of Christ.
So yes, the truth about the resurrection is that it happened. For us, as believers, there’s no other option. This issue is close-handed. It’s a fundamental part of the Gospel.
I had to say this today of all days because I hear so much that the resurrection story is a metaphor. We aren’t saved by metaphors. We are saved because our penalty for our sin was taken on, and that penalty itself (death) was defeated so that we wouldn’t have to take it on.
“When death dies, all things live.” We were destined for one thing: death. There’s no getting around it. God knew that. But even after the fall, He still wanted to commune with us. So He decided to do the one thing He could possibly do to set us free. Someone had to die. A sinner couldn’t die for all of humanity because a sinner has his own sins to die for. So He allowed Himself to come as a very killable human being. And He was killed. And in that moment He felt the wrath God had for all of us. And then He conquered death itself. And He did all of that to offer us a chance. We can be pardoned. We can commune with God. Just something to think about. Tillman out.