Jesus answered, and said unto them, 'This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent'" (Jn. 6:29). "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved" (Rom. 10:9). It is God's will that everyone accepts His resurrected Son as their own personal Lord. I have spoken of the importance of the resurrection before, and it can be summed up in a single verse: "And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain, ye are yet in your sins" (1 Cor. 15:17). The resurrection of Jesus is so essential to salvation, God made sure all would get the message. Here are just a few examples:
Acts 10:40 - "Him God raised up the third day, and shewed Him openly."
Acts 17:31 - "... He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead."
Rom. 4:24 - "But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on Him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead."
Rom. 8:11 - "But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you."
1 Cor. 6:14 - "And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by His own power."
2 Cor. 4:14 - "Knowing that He which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you."
Gal. 1:1 - "Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, Who raised Him from the dead."
Eph. 1:20 - "Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places."
Col. 2:12 - "Buried with Him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with Him through the faith of the operation of God, Who hath raised Him from the dead."
1 Thes. 1:10 - "And to wait for His Son from heaven, Whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come."
Heb. 13:20 - "Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus...."
1 Pet. 1:21 - "Who by Him do believe in God, that raised Him up from the dead, and gave Him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.