When I realized today was April Fool’s Day, I immediately thought about Pauls conversation about the resurrection of the day. It seemed of a description of what could be the worst sort of April Fools Day joke ( even more than all the talk of fools in the bible).
I mean check this out. If the events of last weekend really didn’t happen. Wow! We are fooled and fooled into some crazy behavior. And if they did! Well, we are fools not to!
12 Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. 15 We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. 1 Corinthians 15:12-19 (ESV)