The victory of Jesus Christ symbolized by the Cross and the empty tomb forever changed the course of history. And yet, despite it being one of the most well-documented historical events in the history of the world, there are still many questions that we’ll not have a clear answer to until we ourselves reach the gates of Heaven.
The Catholic Church is the earthly authority on matters relating to salvation; after all, Christ himself established her as such when he told St. Peter, “you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church” (Mt 16:18). This authority continues today through a long line of apostolic succession and the Magisterium of the Church. Even so, understanding the full picture of mankind’s salvation through Christ, often referred to as the Paschal Mystery, is a lifelong pursuit.
As a Christian, it’s simple enough to understand the “why” of Jesus’s Crucifixion and Resurrection (just see our recent article about Salvation History!). However, the salvific act of Christ begs other questions that may not be immediately apparent but could be a hindrance to others coming to know and understand who Jesus Christ is. To this end, we’ve provided brief answers to a few common questions and misconceptions that will hopefully help in revealing the fuller picture of the Paschal Mystery and how God leaves no stone unturned (no pun intended).