(1 Corinthians 15:55 KJV) O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?But this is not based on deceit. God was very open about the role that Jesus would play. One of the prophecies that we find in the OT is what Paul is quoting.
(Hosea 13:14 KJV) I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.Some people don’t like the name Easter. They claim it has a pagan derivation. Fair enough. As long as they only reject the name but still celebrate the resurrection I will sit in the same pew with them. As Christians we not only believe that Jesus died for our sins but conquered death so it has no fear for us.
Now if He would only do something about taxes.
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