Some Seventh-day Adventists pointedly ignore Easter because of its ancient roots in paganism. But many others skip this annual opportunity to celebrate Christ’s resurrection for another reason: They simply don’t see it as central to our faith.
While most Adventists around the world believe the reality of Christ’s resurrection, some underestimate its relevance to salvation and Spirit-filled living. By contrast, early Christians staked their lives — in this world and for eternity — on the risen life of Jesus. His resurrection reverberates throughout the New Testament: