If Jesus died on the cross, how can He be alive today? Is Jesus alive?
Here's the answer:
Jesus came back to life. He defeated sin and death.
Jesus really lived on this earth as a real person like us, and He really died too. The people who killed Him on the cross had killed many other people on crosses. So, they knew for sure that He was dead.
Jesus was buried in a cave. A huge stone was rolled over the opening, and soldiers guarded it. But nothing can stop Jesus! After three days, God brought Jesus back to life! This is called the resurrection. Because Jesus rose from the dead, we can be sure that He has power over death and sin.
More than 500 people saw Jesus when He came back to life! Then, people watched as Jesus went up to heaven, where He still lives today. One day, Jesus is coming back to earth! He will take all who trust in Him to heaven. Find out how to trust Jesus who is alive: click here!
"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even if he dies. And those who live and believe in me will never die. Do you believe this?' 'Yes, Lord,' she told him. 'I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God. I believe that you are the One who was supposed to come into the world'" (John 11:25–27).
"What I received I passed on to you. And it is the most important of all. Here is what it is. Christ died for our sins, just as Scripture said he would. He was buried. He was raised from the dead on the third day, just as Scripture said he would be. He appeared to Peter. Then he appeared to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than 500 believers at the same time. Most of them are still living. But some have died" (1 Corinthians 15:3–6).