Why does the Resurrection of Jesus play a central part in the life of faith?

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The Resurrection plays a central part in the life of faith because it is the key event underlying the Church’s faith in Jesus as Savior and Redeemer.

The historical, bodily, and perpetual resurrection of Jesus from the dead is evidence that Jesus has conquered mankind’s enemies of sin and death. The Resurrection also confirms that all Jesus taught about His divinity and messianic mission is true. Moreover, the Resurrection points to the triumph over sin and death which belongs to those who fully accept Jesus as their Savior.

The Apostles and disciples considered the Resurrection so important that they risked imprisonment, torture, and death in proclaiming the historical reality of the Resurrection.