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J.I. Packer: Without the Resurrection, the Bottom Drops Out of Christianity
Suppose that Jesus, having died on the cross, had stayed dead. Suppose that, like Socrates or Confucius, he was now no more than a beautiful memory. Would it matter? We should still have his example and teaching; wouldn’t that be enough? Enough for what? Not for Christianity. Had Jesus not risen, but stayed dead, the …