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Letter to the Editor
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

The case of Jesus Christ's resurrection is based on historical facts from numerous eyewitness accounts — the empty tomb and Jesus being seen alive after his death on the cross. This transformed his disciples into bold witnesses to the saving power and glory of Jesus, proving he is God in the flesh. He fulfilled all of the prophecies regarding the savior of mankind.

It's worth noting that the tombs of other religious icons such as Muhammad, Buddha, Krishna and Confucius remain occupied. Only Jesus' tomb is empty. As was written in Revelation: “I am he that lives and was dead and behold I am alive forevermore.”

There are two types of religion. One is man-centered, based on man's own ability and works to save man on Earth. The other is God-centered, premised on the finished work of Jesus on the cross and resurrection to save us. We are saved by grace alone, by scripture alone, for the glory of God alone. When we understand who Jesus is — God in the flesh – we understand the importance of his death and resurrection.

As New Testament expert Brooke Foss Westcott said, “Taking all the evidence together, it is not too much to say that there is no single historic incident better or more variously supported than the Resurrection of Christ.”

Harvard professor Simon Greenleaf was the world's top expert on evidence, and he studied the evidence for the resurrection. He found the evidence true and became a Christian.

Upon weighing the powerful evidence, I say, “Case closed.”

Maris Sanner


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