- Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain. […] and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins… - 1 Corinthians 15:12-19
The resurrection is significant because it proves the Christ is the Son of God.
- who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord, - Romans 1:4
The resurrection is significant because it is proof that the Father accepted the Son’s work of redemption and atonement.
- In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety. - Hebrews 5:7
The resurrection is significant because it means that Christianity is ruled by a living God, unlike the other religions of the world.
- When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. And He placed His right hand on me, saying, Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades. - Revelation 1:17-18