Jottings – The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the corner-stone of Christian doctrine. It is mentioned directly one hundred and four or more times in the New Testament. It was the most prominent and cardinal point in the apostolic testimony… Without the resurrection, the death of Christ was only the death of a noble martyr. With the resurrection, it is the atoning death of the Son of God. It shows that death to be of sufficient value to cover all our sins, for it was the sacrifice of the Son of God.
R. A. Torrey. “The Certainty and Importance of the Bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the Dead.” The Fundamentals, Vol. 2. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, reprinted 1993. pp. 298 & 299.