Without the Resurrection, if Jesus did not rise bodily from the dead, then our departed son is also dead, just dead – and the whole churchy Bible thing is a bogus fabrication.
Without a living Jesus, Hans is GONE.
If Jesus is not alive, then I have believed a lie and will never see our Hans again. There will be no Heaven, no reunion, no peace, no answers, no forgiveness, no rewards for good and no justice dispensed for evil. In fact, if God the Son is not Who He says He is, there is no evil – all those horrible things we blame God for are just the natural behaviors of the human animal.
Without a risen Savior, I have no purpose, no Truth, no hope, no Hans.
I could not live with that.
But now is Christ risen from the dead,
and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
1 Corinthians 15:20
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
1 Corinthians 15:22
The Resurrection of Christ – The Best-Proved Fact in History
by Henry M. Morris, Ph.D
Importance of the Resurrection
“The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the crowning proof of Christianity. Everything else that was said or done by Christ and the apostles is secondary in importance to the resurrection. If the resurrection did not take place then Christianity is a false religion. If it did take place, then Christ is God and the Christian faith is absolute truth.”