Many people think Jesus was a good man who lived a long time ago. To say He lived is to imply He died which, of course, He did. Their concept of Jesus leaves out an essential element of the story, namely, the resurrection. Without the resurrection, Jesus is “a dead man”. The common view of Jesus, a good “dead man”, forms the foundation of a system of “religion”, that is, the teachings of a good man who once lived, or more aptly, the teachings of “a dead man”.