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?





"But now is Christ risen
from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept."
1Cor. 15:20

What The Resurrection Means to Me

What does it mean to you that Jesus of Nazareth rose from the dead?

To me it means everything!

For example, I can enjoy perfect peace of heart and mind no matter what the circumstances, since Jesus is in control of my life. That is, I can enjoy this perfect peace if I trust Him instead of trying to figure things out on my own.

The most important change that has occured in my life because Christ arose is that He lives in my heart.

He is preparing a place for me in heaven because He died for me and rose again, so I don't have to dread death!