Jesus was not the only person to be the long promised Jewish Messiah. Many false prophets came and went. But there has only been one person who ever returned from the grave, having power and victory over death. Without the resurrection, Jesus is just one more in a long list of failed messiahs. It is in the resurrection of Jesus that we can find freedom from doubt, fear, and sin.
In this tract, Matthew Allen discusses why the resurrection is so essential to the Christian faith.