He Is Risen!
Today, we celebrate the event that makes Christianity different from every other religion on earth. No other religion documents God sending His son as a substitute for OUR punishment. It all hinges on the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. His sacrifice could not succeed without it.
Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned . . . nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come . . . for if by one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. ~ Romans 5:12, 14, 17 NKJV
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Romans 6:23 NKJV
Since we wear flesh and blood, having a physical body, Christ did the same so He could, through death, destroy him who had the power of death (the devil), and release those who were bound all their lives through fear of death. ~ Hebrews 12:14-15 (author paraphrase)