“Can you be Christian and not believe in the resurrection?” shouts the headline in the Salt Lake Tribune. What a crazy question. You would think that when the journalist came up with that question, as soon as she began to research it among Christian clergy, she would have decided that it was a foolish question not worth pursuing.
Her opening paragraph states, “Many scholars dismiss it. Some theologians downplay it. Even some worshippers dodge it. But, for most Christians, the idea that Jesus Christ’s body literally was resurrected is a given, a fundamental of the faith.” The only surprising thing here is that it wasn’t unanimous among the Christian leaders she interviewed that without the resurrection, our preaching and even our faith itself are useless.”
--Salt Lake Tribune, April 3, 2010, p. C2 Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
1 Corinthians 15:17 (NASB77) “and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins.”