Victory Vitamin Blog – Acts 5:42

“Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ.”

-Acts 5:42 NIV

 

 

So, the apostles talked and taught about Jesus. What’s the big deal?  The big deal is that the apostles had just been beaten and let out of jail for talking and teaching about Jesus. Classic case of recidivism.  Why would they do that?  They just got out of jail, they had just been beaten and yet they go right back to talking and teaching about Jesus, which is exactly the thing that got them beaten and jailed in the first place.  Why?  They couldn’t help it.  They saw Jesus after His resurrection.  They knew it wasn’t a hoax.  They knew that Jesus was dead, and came back to life.  That’s not something you keep to yourself, and it’s perhaps the strongest argument for the validity of the resurrection.  Would 12 men have risked (and later given) their lives for a lie?  What would they have to gain?  If they didn’t believe their sins were forgiven, if they didn’t believe they had eternal life, why would they persist?  Likewise that’s the reason we persist.  We live our faith, we talk about our Savior because we know Christ is risen.  (Did you just say, “HE is risen indeed!” out loud?  Nice work!)  Christ is risen, and it’s the Truth worth dying for.