Bold, unwavering faith in the Resurrection is Key

Sign on the door of the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem

I have been impressed lately with the importance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. I don’t know that anyone can overstate the impact and significance – both globally and individually – of the literal resurrection of the Lord. In this secular day when “science” is king and the only way to know anything is through the scientific method, belief in the actual resurrection of Jesus is key and needs to be boldly articulated more often.

Joseph Smith said it like this:

“The fundamental principles of our religion are the testimony of the Apostles and  Prophets, concerning Jesus Christ, that He died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and  ascended into heaven; and all other things which pertain to our religion are only  appendages to it.” (History of the Church, 3:30.)

Ezra Taft Benson in sharing his faith in the resurrection put it this way:

“There is no more fact or event in history of which I am more sure than the physical, bodily Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.”  Ezra Taft Benson quoted by Andrew Skinner

In the incredible BYUTV series, Messiah, Behold the Lamb of God, Joseph F. McConkie and S. Kent Brown powerfully share their thoughts and faith by describing what Peter and the other apostles do as they given the keys to teach and direct the Church. I love this clip and share it as an echo of my own belief and faith.


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