But from this earth, this grave, this dust, my God shall raise me up, I trust. (Walter Raleigh, 16th-17th century English writer)
For the Christian, the resurrection of Jesus is not only the keystone of his faith in the saving work of Jesus on the cross, but, as Raleigh testifies, it is the guarantee of the believer’s resurrection. Admired by many non-Christian movements as a great prophet and good teacher, Jesus is much more, and Easter is the prime evidence of his role as the Savior sent from God.
Christ died for our sin. . . he was buried. . . he was raised. . . according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).
[He] was declared to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead (Romans 1:4).