The First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued their Easter message today. In it, The Brethren testifed of the physical reality of the Resurection of Jesus Christ–not a metaphorical message, a symbolic story–but the physical reality of His death, burial, and triumphant Resurrection from the dead:
At this Easter season of hope and renewal we testify of the glorious reality of the atonement and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. The empty tomb brought comforting assurance and provided the answer to the question of Job, “If a man die, shall he live again?” (Job 14:14).
Because of the Savior’s resurrection we will overcome death and become the beneficiaries of His mercy and grace. In a world of trouble and uncertainty, His peace fills our hearts and eases our minds. Jesus is in very deed “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6).
We give our sure witness that Jesus is the Christ. Though He was crucified, He rose triumphant from the tomb to our everlasting blessing and benefit. To each member of the human family He stands as our Advocate, our Savior, and our Friend.
These Brethren are called and set apart as special witnesses of Jesus Christ. They have, by reason of their special calling spiritual insights and experiences that qualify them beyond any others currently living to bear this simple yet powerful testimony.
An Apostle’s Easter Thoughts on Christ