32 And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, 33 saying, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles. 34 And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.”
Christian faith stands on the substitutional (vicarious) death and resurrection of Jesus. It is incredible to realize that churches continue to argue over things like the type of music being played, while wolves in sheep’s clothing are eroding the core of Biblical theology. The four Gospels present a Savior who was fully aware and fully committed to atoning for the sins of the human race. Any attempt to explain away or diminish the significance of the death and/or resurrection of Jesus is an attack on Christianity. Jesus was treated brutally and then nailed to a cross. He was buried in a tomb, but after 3 days He rose again. These are historical facts and the non-negotiable core of Christian faith.