“Because if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” ~ Romans 10:9 Amp……..
For years some liberal theologians have debated the veracity of Jesus’ resurrection. Some have even suggested that it doesn’t matter if He was resurrected or not. Nothing could be further from the truth! Jesus’ resurrection is essential to our resurrection. If He didn’t defeat death spiritually and physically how could we? How could He administer salvation if He wasn’t resurrected? (Hebrews 12:22-24, 8:6, 9:15)
The scriptures plainly tell us in Romans 10:9 that you can’t be saved without believing in His resurrection. His resurrection means death is defeated! It’s essential that we believe the account of scripture that Jesus was resurrected and that He’s alive!