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?



The Miraculous Catch of Fish

After Jesus rose again, He showed Himself to his disciples at the Sea of Galilee.

And here's how it happened. Simon Peter and several other disciples had returned to their old business of fishing and they had fished all night, but caught nothing. In the morning, Jesus stood on the seashore, but the disciples didn't recognize Him.

Jesus asked them, "Children, do you have any meat?"

"No," they answered.

Then He commanded, "Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you'll find."

So they wisely obeyed even though they still didn't know who He was. They cast their net into the sea one more time. Although they had been fishing all night with no results, this time they caught so many fish they weren't able to lift them into the boat!

Suddenly John recognized Jesus! "It's the Lord!" He exclaimed to Peter.

Then Peter hurriedly wrapped his coat around him and threw himself into the water to swim to Jesus.

The other disciples followed in a small boat dragging the net filled with fishes behind them. When they arrived on land, they found a coal fire burning and fish laid on it and bread too.

Jesus called to them, "Bring the fish you've caught."

So Peter dragged the net to land full of large fish -- all 153 of them! Even though there were so many fish, the net didn't break.

Jesus said to his disciples, "Come and eat."

None of the disciples dared ask Him Who He was since they know it was the Lord.

Then Jesus gave the hungry disciples bread and fish for breakfast.

This was the third time Jesus showed himself to His disciples after He risen from the dead.