58 percent of those who call themselves Christians don’t believe in the resurrection of Christ. They don’t believe He rose from the dead.
As Paul puts it, the resurrection is the cornerstone of our worldview. If Christ didn’t rise from the dead we’re all still in our sins and Christians are the sorriest people on the planet.
Why do we allow ourselves to be bamboozled by Satan’s deceptions? Why would we accept his explanations without thinking?
Why do we sometimes indiscriminately soak-in anything nearby like sponges dropped in a cesspool?
It’s true we all live in a world that’s always in our face. It takes effort to see around and past the bell of that megaphone.
And to be fair, it’s not just laziness that keeps us from looking beyond and around to see who holds the trigger aimed at our heads.
It’s also ignorance.
We don’t know any better. We don’t know that we should know better. We don’t know what we don’t know.
Therefore it’s critical for those who do know to help awaken the sleepers lulled into unquestioning, obedient acceptance of all they are told by he who is riddled with maggots and lies.
The sleepers populate the secular and Christian camps both. Anyone who lives in the world is at risk. There is no automatic immunity from the lies of the ruler of this world.
This is why we must continually inoculate ourselves with Apologetics first, then train others to inoculate themselves. Then work together to hold each other accountable to clear thinking.
And if Christ has not been raised,
your faith is futile;
you are still in your sins.
Then those also who have fallen asleep
in Christ are lost.
If only for this life we have hope in Christ,
we are of all people most to be pitied.
1 Corinthians 15 17-19