The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. (John 20:1, KJV)
He lives then! Raised from the dead! Seen by many after His resurrection. So then, who IS this man we call Jesus?
Our choices are limited as to what we believe about Him. Was He the Son of God? Was he a prophet? A good man? A wise man? A liar? A lunatic?
Either He is who He said He was, or He isn't. He claimed to be one with the father (God), and the Savior of men. Assuming that He lived at all (even most scholars don't dispute that He did in fact live, and most religions embrace Him to one degree or another), He inarguably was a "good man" and a wise teacher. You might even believe that he was a healer and a prophet. So many stop believing there. Anything more and it becomes uncomfortable. But either He was the other things He claimed to be (the son of God, the Messiah) or He was a liar who has perpetrated the grandest of hoaxes on millions of believers over the millenia. How can you be both a good man AND a liar and fraud? You can't.
Believe He is the Messiah, the Son of God. Believe that He was God incarnate. Believe that He was perfect and sinless. Believe that He loved us enough to die as the ultimate and final sacrifice for our sins. Believe that it is through Him and Him alone that we can stand in the presence of God and be found acceptable.
Believe He was a liar and a lunatic and a fraud.
It's one or it's the other. You can't pick and choose on this. It's all or it's nothing.
"All that the the Father gives Me shall come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him, may have eternal life; and I Myself will raise him up on the last day." (John 6:37-45)
Like He rose, we also shall be raised up. Blessings to you on this Easter Morning.