For twenty-five years the Apostle Paul endured hardship, deprivation and finally death by beheading in AD64. For twenty-five years Paul gave up everything of earthly value. Why? Why did Paul turn suddenly from a killer of Christians and persecuter of the Christian Church to one of Christianities most effective missionaries? Because Jesus the Christ rose from the dead and confronted Paul as he was on his way to lay waste to yet another congregation.
Because Christ rose from the dead, people by the billions have had their lives changed for the better.