For I passed on to you as of first importance what I also received – that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he was raised4 on the third day according to the scriptures,
Why people fight the acceptance of that good news and God's garcious gift of eternal life to those who believe it just attests to the degree of pride that human beings are afflicted with by their own choice. It is very humbling to accept something of such huge value as a GIFT that cannot be paid for by its recipient. Indeed, it seems that if God does not initiate that kind of humility within each human being that He calls, they would reject such a gift - salvation is God's work from start to finish.
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