Pastor Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of the 11,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, says the resurrection of Jesus Christ is good news for people of all faiths who seek His forgiveness and make the decision to believe in Him.
“It doesn’t matter whether you’re Catholic, Baptist, Jewish, Muslim or atheist – anybody who trusts in Christ and asks for forgiveness can be assured of a guaranteed reservation (in heaven),” Jeffress asserted during an interview with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly that aired Tuesday night.
As he answered O’Reilly’s questions about the afterlife, forgiveness and God’s judgment, Jeffress emphasized that the best evidence believers have for there being an afterlife is the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
“I think the most compelling evidence for life after death is that the body of Jesus hasn’t been found in 2,000 years,” he said. “That’s not theology that’s historical fact. You couple that with other historical facts like Tacitus, the Roman historian, who said the resurrection was the core of the early church’s belief; and that thousands of Jews changed their religious beliefs overnight. … All of this adds up to something big that happened in Jerusalem, and I think that’s the resurrection.”
He continued, “For example, C.S. Lewis said that for every human desire there’s a corresponding reality in nature. We get thirsty because there’s water; we crave physical intimacy because there’s sex. The reason we may desire immortality is because it exists (in heaven).”
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SOURCE: The Christian Post