We continue the series of lessons about the Apostles’ Creed by addressing Article 5. This article confesses the following regarding Jesus: “The third day He rose again from the dead.”
In the world of the pious Jew, the learned Greek, and the proud Roman, the Christian Church confessed that Jesus, their Lord and Savior, had risen from the dead. We read in Acts 4:33, “And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus.” The apostles gave witness; that is, they spoke of what they had seen and heard. The resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead was the dominant theme of their testimony. They spoke as men who had personally met the resurrected Jesus. “This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses” (Acts 2:32).