Thursday, April 1, 2010

Single Greatest Event in Human History: Christ's Resurrection.

Ever wonder about what was the single greatest event in the history of human existence? I found this list by Shane Ross titled Important Event in Human History an interesting way to succinctly view a time line of event but it got me thinking about which of these more than 500 items is the most important? In my opinion only part of it is listed here.

For me the single most important event in human history occurred in the spring of 30AD over the weekend following the Passover and is recorded by the physician "Luke" in that which he describes the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ .

Unlike all the other events listed by Shane Ross the death and subsequent resurrection of Jesus Christ is the only event in human history that impacts every human that has ever existed. The events that weekend were God's ultimate expression of His love to us and through it we have forgiveness and eternal salvation for those who believe. The Gospel is truly unlike any religion in that its the "Good News" about what God already "did" for us through the death and resurrection of Jesus. Despite what all the world's various religion's say the Bible is quite clear that there is nothing any one who has ever lived can do to earn their salvation as it is a free gift from God that we celebrate on Easter. Mr Ross has compiled an impressive list but I know that the events of this weekend in 30AD are the most important in human history.