Pastor Schuldheisz points out:
Christianity is both historically veracious and verifiable; but it is also falsifiable. In 1 Corinthians 15 St. Paul rests the entire Christian faith on one inseparable series of historical events: the death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. If Christ is not raised from the dead – our preaching, teaching and faith are all in vain. Not to mention we’re still in our sins and worse yet, we’ve been found to be misrepresenting God.
The Christian must answer the question posed by St. Paul. What if Christ did not rise from the dead? If Jesus’ resurrection did not happen Christianity is meaningless. We’re better off being atheists; it’s easier.
But the skeptic must also answer the question in reverse: what if Christ did rise from the dead? What would that mean? That would mean Christ’s promises are fulfilled. His claims to be the Messiah and Savior of the world have been vindicated along with all he said and did. It would mean that Jesus not a liar or a lunatic, but Lord.