Well, without the resurrection, just what would we be following? Without the resurrection, we would only be following the teachings of a dead man. And there would be nothing special about the Christian faith if that were true. The Muslims follow the teachings of a dead man, Mohammed. The Buddhists follow the teachings of a dead man, Buddha. The Mormons follow the teachings of a dead man, Joseph Smith. But we follow a living man, the man Jesus Christ. The resurrection matters because it is the assurance that all of God's promises in Jesus Christ are true. If Jesus rose from the dead, just like he said he would, then can we not trust him to keep all of his other promise to us? http://www.sewardunitedmethodist.com/WhyDoestheResurrectionMatter
Because without the resurrection we have no hope for the future.Jesus resurrection is pointing the way for us.He lives and is alive today,he lives in us through the Holy Spirit.Read the Book of John14th chapter verse 6
The Apostle's Creed says it all... "resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting." Everlasting life is a common theme in many religions. No matter our personal beliefs or disbeliefs, all of us fear death at some point in our lifetime, and all of us have to come up with a way to deal with that fear and move on with life. The resurrection is just one way of dealing with fear of death.
Religion is an exercise in psychology, providing the common human being with a coping mechanism that allows them to turn a blind eye to most of the world's catastrophes by rationalizing it through the concept of a "grand design". It provides for an explanation to the unexplainable, thereby satisfying their need for answers even if that means forsaking logic in the process. It also serves as a method to prolong our finite lifespan by teaching us the concept of an afterlife, thereby bypassing the immediate needs of the many in the name of the immediate few.
The conduit to this coping mechanism is the bible and, like any other feel good story, the good guy must win in the end. Defeated but never denied, he makes his come back thereby providing us all with the idol required for the common man to ignore the obvious.
It proves the deity of Christ. He lays down His life for the remission of sin and He takes it up again in order that we can have hope for the future in Him. His resurrection accomplishes a multitude of Gods plans.
The resurrection is the most significant aspect of the Christian dogma in validating Christ's divinity. The single plot twist that separates Christianity from the other Abrahamic religions. As a fact of history, no record of this event was made until decades afterward, nor was Christ's divine status decided until some 300 years after his death.
Jesus' resurrection is important for us to believe because he was raised from the dead for our justification. (Rom 4:24-25) He carried our sins in his body to the cross and made satisfaction on our behalf by paying the penalty of sin. He is alive and without sin. If we are in him, we are without condemnation.
Jesus demonstrated what a resurrection Will mean for mankind. At (John 11:11, 14-44) [ Jesus said to his disciples;] " Lazarus our friend has gone to rest, but I am journeying there to awaken him from sleep,'....Jesus said to them outspokenly: 'Lazarus has Died.'..., When Jesus arrived, he found he [Lazarus] had already been dead four days in the memorial tomb....Jesus said to her [ Martha, a sister of Lazarus] : ' I am the resurrection and the life,'...He cried out with a load voice: "Lazarus, come on out!' The man that had been dead came out with his feet and hands bound with wrappings, and his countenance was bound about with cloth. Jesus said to them: 'Loose him and let him go.' " ( If Jesus had thus called Lazarus back from a state of bliss in another life, that would have been no kindness. But Jesus' raising Lazarus up from a lifeless state was a kindness both to him and his sisters. Once again Lazarus became a living human. When the general resurrection takes place on earth during Christ's Millennial Reign, doubtless many millions of parents and their offspring will be overjoyed when they are reunited. Answer for person that asked the question, research the Bible your self. lots of different ideas about what happens to people when they die. As you read the scriptures, note Lazarus had been already dead for four days.
Our bodies are the only we can be understood to be what and who we are. Like saying my name is Wayne my mother is Brenda my father is also named Wayne. I am the father of two children I am the husband of a beautiful woman. The only way I can be understood to be these things is through this body. Take it away and I am no more who I was. So in order for me to be who I was this body must rise again unto life. Without this body we would be as nothing. Here is scripture. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: (Romans 6:5 KJV)