What makes Christianity truly and uniquely distinct from other so-called “ways to God”? The resurrection of Jesus Christ. For no other religion has a resurrected savior like Jesus.
What demonstrates and proves that God is both just and merciful? The willing Jesus Christ who was condemned and died for sinful man, when Jesus Christ Himself was sinless and guiltless.
Paul the Apostle wrote the following as a testimony to these amazing truths.
Romans 5:8 (NASB95) But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 8:32–39 (NASB95)
32 He (God the Father) who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? 33 Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; 34 who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. 35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 Just as it is written, “For Your sake we are being put to death all day long; We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37 But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
These are just some of the profound resurrection truths that Christians around the world celebrate today. And such revelations lead to joy! These Holy Spirit born words give us confidence that our sins are forgiven. We have faith in this life that we will be able to stand before the all-knowing, all-righteous, Holy God in the next life. We know without any doubt that our sins are forgiven through repentance and faith alone in the person and cross-work of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Jude 24–25 (NASB95)
24 Now to Him (God the Father) who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, 25 to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
If you want to know more about the resurrection, here is a helpful training video for Logos Bible Software users to study the resurrection.
Read more on the resurrection in the Bible from 1 Corinthians 15.
Are you a doubter? You are not alone. Thomas, a disciple of Christ, once doubted…
John 20:19–29 (NASB95)
19 So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples then rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” 22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 “If you forgive the sins of any, their sins have been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained.” 24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples were saying to him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.” 26 After eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors having been shut, and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then He said to Thomas, “Reach here with your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand and put it into My side; and do not be unbelieving, but believing.” 28 Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.”