The resurrection is a big part, but the death is the sacrifice that saved us from our sins. And, without death, there can't be a ressurection. Think of the resurrection to kind of the sequel to the death, proving that he is God.Vajradhara said:Namaste JJM,
thank you for the post.
from what i understand, the sacrifice of Jesus was to fulfill the OT requirements of a Blood sacrifice to atone for Sin. though i understand in Judaism that since the Temple was destroyed, this has been replaced with (correct me if i'm wrong) Torah.
however... isn't the Ressurrection of Jesus what conquers death? isn't that the act that allows one to receive the benediction of the Holy Spirit?
now.. you say something here that i find very interesting... are you saying that Jesus descended into Hell and then went to Heaven? and this is the significance of the Ressurrection?