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The Trail of the Resurrection from Genesis

As many know, the bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is vitally important to Christianity. While others reject the truth, many Christians have only a superficial knowledge of the Resurrection. There is depth to it that can be traced throughout Scripture.

An old expression often found in found in Western stories is cutting sign. It is used today as well. Basically, it means to look for evidence of an animal or a person and follow their trail. Christians can cut sign beginning in Genesis.

To cut sign means to follow a trail. We can follow the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus, beginning in Genesis. Learn the foundational truth.
Empty tomb, Free Christian Illustrations

The Bible is such that much of it can be understood by us reg'lar folk, but we can keep learning throughout our lives. It certainly keeps theologians busy mining truths. An important procedure is to interpret Scripture with Scripture. We can follow the trail in the Old Testament for the death and Resurrection of Jesus. Working backward, the New Testament tells us that he is our Creator (Col. 1:16, John 1:1-3, Heb. 1:2-3). God the Son came to Earth to pay the penalty for our sin.

The Crucifixion was the payment of a legal debt. Adam had federal headship over us, so we a have sin nature. Not that we can live holy and righteous lives by our own power. Everyone sins (Rom. 3:23, 6:23). Why would our Creator care? We're sinners, and he could have simply hit a divine great reset button and wiped out humanity. Yet he became a man, died on the cross and rose again out of love (Rom. 5:6-8). Most people reject that love and trample the blood of Jesus.

He died so we can become adopted as children of God Because he defeated death, we shall be resurrected as well. What a tremendous hope we have in his promises!

The central teaching of Christianity is that our sins are forgiven by the death of Christ—indeed, we can only be saved by trusting in His sacrifice. This is taught all over the New Testament. For example, “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law by becoming a curse for us … ” (Galatians 3:13); cf. Romans 5:6; Hebrews 9:26; 1 Peter 2:24. But someone might ask why the Resurrection was necessary; didn’t Christ actually pay for our sins by dying? Was some part of our forgiveness left undone while He was still in the tomb, but then completed when He was resurrected?

To read the rest of this important article, see "The importance of the Resurrection of Christ to our salvation."