“If the resurrection be fact, why not the incarnation? It is possible to isolate virtually all the other insignia of majesty in the synoptic tradition and pick them off one by one: the virgin birth, for example, the stilling of the tempest and the transfiguration. But if, in the last chapter of the story, we come across a fact such as the resurrection, then we have to roll back all our earlier skepticism and reinstate every pointer to the glory of this man, Jesus. The empty tomb is the Last Word (even though it has already been spoken); and what it says it says, in vindication of Jesus. It is the assertion of moral order; and the moral order it asserts is one which affirms the crucified blasphemer as the Messiah to whose claims God takes no exception.”
Donald Macleod, The Person of Christ (IVP, 1998), 238.