You Can Know Jesus
Rose from The Dead!
You Can Experience for Yourself The Hope of the Resurrection
Do you believe Jesus Christ rose from the dead and is alive right now?
Or do you believe that the resurrection is a myth?
If you spend the few minutes necessary to read this article about the resurrection of the Son of God, you may be in for a
You will read life-changing news! Please consider the evidence of the resurrection of Christ for yourself.
Do you realize that the resurrection does not fit into the legend or myth category at all? There are a
number of factors that go against the resurrection being a myth or legend.
Here are some facts for you to consider about the resurrection of the Son of God:
1. Legends take time to develop, but the news of the resurrection of Christ sprang
Do you realize how long it takes for a myth to develop? Legends develop over a period of time and get embellished in the
retelling of the stories. So it really takes a number of generations for myths to fully develop into their final forms.
The resurrection occurred in a particular definite location in Palestine under Pontius Pilate. The news was rapidly broadcast
all over the Roman empire.
2. Over 500 witnesses encountered the risen Christ.
After His resurrection, Jesus Christ appeared to His followers for 40 days. At one time He appeared to more than 500 people at
one time. Any of these people could answer questions. A lot of them remained alive years later after the resurrection to tell their own
personal stories about seeing the living Christ.
Not all of these witnesses were friendly. One of them was a hostile witness. His name was Saul of Tarsus.
The number of witnesses in trials today is crucial. If you were to parade 500 eyewitnesses of a murder in a court of law before
the jury, the accused would be found guilty due to the sheer number of eyewitnesses.
Remember, in the case of the resurrection of the Son of God, there were over 500 eyewitnesses!
3. The first Church was entirely Jewish and Jews are monotheists.
The death and rebirth of mythical gods is foreign to Judaism since Jews believe in only one God.
4. There is no description of the resurrection itself in the Bible.
If the resurrection was a legend, it would be described in glowing details.
5. The first witnesses to the resurrection were women.
However, the testimony of women didn't count in Roman or Jewish courts in that day, so why would a legend revolve around women
instead of men?
If the resurrection is a legend, why would the people who started it want women to be the first witnesses since their testimony
didn't even count in that day?
The apostles, who were the secondary heroes, were hiding from the Jews for fear of their lives.
You see, the women in the Gospel story were brave, but the men were totally devastated and scared to death! Remember, this was
a patriarchal society. And if people were going to concoct a myth about the resurrection of Jesus Christ, they would not want to make
women appear courageous in a man's world.
6. One of the prime witnesses, Mary Magdalene, didn't even recognize Jesus when she first saw Him.
Surprisingly, She didn't even see anything special about Jesus after the resurrection
at first and even thought He was a gardener! Does this sounds like a legendary hero?
7. What motive would the first Church have of suffering for a shamefully hung criminal?
The first Church was entirely made up of Jewish monotheists. Why would they accept as their Messiah a criminal that have been
shamefully crucified on a Roman cross?
To summarize, the resurrection is not a myth. There was no time for a legend to develop. The story of the
resurrection sprang up instantly. There were over 500 eyewitnesses who saw the living Christ. The death and rebirth of mythical gods is foreign
to Judaism since they are monotheists and the first church was totally Jewish. Why would the apostle Paul, who started out as an enemy, later be
willing to be martyred because he refused to deny the resurrection of Christ? Why were thousands of people willing to die -- even as human
torches covered with oil to light Caesar's garden so his guests could see at night?
The resurrection of the Son of God from the dead is a historical fact! Many people have trusted Him and receive brand new
lives. Why not you?
If you have not yet trusted Christ as your own Savior, why not trust Him right now?
Yes, trust Him and live for ever! Experience for yourself the glorious reality of the resurrection of
Christ! Find out how wonderful it is to know deep in your own heart the peace and joy of the hope of the resurrection for yourself and your
loved ones as well!