“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures”
This is an incredible verse. It seems to me like Paul is saying, “We talk about lots of things and I write all kinds of things in these letters that I write you. But listen…this is the most important thing….”
I think it’s awesome. For Paul, the “most important” thing is that the scriptures said that Jesus would come and die and be raised again for our sins. AND THAT HAPPENED.
It was basically an event.
The scriptures said that there would be AN EVENT. And that event happened.
Christ is not dead. He is risen. It happened.