Evidence of The Resurrection
 

Did The Disciples Go to
The Wrong Tomb?

Here's evidence to support
the Resurrection of Jesus...

 

Some people believe that the disciples went to the wrong tomb, so they only thought Jesus had risen from the dead when He really hadn't.

Here are some reasons why this view couldn't be true:

1. The tomb was nearby.

The place where Jesus was buried is only a 15 minute walk from the center of Jerusalem. How could people get mixed up and have gone to the wrong tomb?

2. The Jewish and Roman authorities knew exactly where Jesus had been buried and could easily produce His body.

Both Jewish and Roman authorities would have produced the body from the right tomb as soon as the disciples started telling people that Jesus had risen from the dead. That's evidence to support the Resurrection of Jesus

3. If His body had been moved to an undisclosed location, they could have easily produced His corpse.

You might think that Jesus's body was moved to an undisclosed location. But that doesn't make sense because His enemies could have easily produced the body.

4. It was light enough for Mary Magdalene to think the resurrected Christ was a gardener.

You might think that it was dark and so that the women who went to visit the tomb got mixed up, but it was light enough for Mary Magdalene to see Jesus even though she didn't recognize Him at first.

5. Peter and John both knew where the tomb was and they went together to the grave.

If people did get mixed up about where Jesus's body was, Rome would easily have produced His corpse as soon as the Apostles started telling people that Jesus had risen from the dead. That would have squelched Christianity from the very start!

6. His body could not have been taken by others because they would have produced it.

You might think that the body of Jesus was taken into custody by a third party. But if that was so, that person could have easily produced the corpse when the disciples started preaching that Jesus had risen from the dead. That's more evidence to support the Resurrection of Jesus.

7. His body would not have been moved because it was carefully guarded by soldiers.

If His body was moved, who would have moved it with the Jewish or Roman authorities so carefully on guard? If they did move the body, it would have been a simple matter to produce the corpse later when the disciples started spreading the news that Jesus had risen from the dead.

 

Have you considered these proofs of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ?

After considering the evidence for Jesus' resurrection, Do you believe that Jesus Christ is alive today?

Have you been resurrected from the dead spiritually by trusting Him completely to save you from your sins?

Why not trust Him as your Savior right now?



Peter and John at
The Empty Tomb

As soon as Peter and John heard the news that the angels gave to the women, they ran together to the tomb, but John outran Peter and came first to the sepulcher. John stooped down and looked in and saw the linen clothes lying, but he didn't enter the cave.

Simon Peter followed John, but he did go into the sepulcher and he also saw the linen clothes and the napkin that had been covering his head lying separately on the rocky ledge.

Then John went into the tomb also and saw and believed. Neither of them understood at this point that the scripture teaches Jesus must rise again from the dead.