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?




Are you thirsty for living water? Come to Jesus, my friend, and drink!



Two Disciples on the
Road to Emmaus

Two of Jesus' followers were on their way back to their home in Emmaus from Jerusalem on the first Easter Sunday.

As they were talking together about all the things that had happened, Jesus Himself joined them. But they didn't recognize Him.

He asked them, "What are you discussing that makes you so sad?"

Cleopas answered, "Are you a stranger in Jerusalem? How come you don't know what's been happening there lately?"

Jesus said, "What things?"

"The things about Jesus of Nazareth, Who was a mighty prophet -- not only in Word but in actions as well. The religious rulers had him condemned to death and crucified Him, but we thought He was the One Who was going to save Israel. And not only that, today is the third day since He was crucified. Some of our women astonished us because they didn't find His body when they visited the grave this morning! Not only that, they told us they had seen angels who told them that Jesus is alive!

Certain disciples who were with us also went to the sepulcher and they found it just as the women had described."

Then Jesus said to them, "O foolish ones and so slow to believe all the prophets have foretold. Shouldn't Christ have suffered and entered into His glory?"

Then beginning with the writings of Moses and all the prophets He shared with them from the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.

As they drew near to Emmaus, the stranger acted as though He was going to continue on His journey, but they stopped him and said, "Stay with us, for its getting toward evening and the day is almost over."

And He went in to stay with them.

As He was sharing the evening meal with them, He took bread and blessed it and broke it. And He gave it to them. Immediately their eyes were opened and they knew Him, but He vanished from their sight!

They asked each other, "Didn't our hearts burn within us while He talked with us on the road and when He explained the Scriptures?"

Even though it was night, they hurried back to Jerusalem and found that the 11 disciples who were gathered together and also others who were with them.

The 11 disciples greeted these two believers from Emmaus with startling news, "The Lord is truly risen and He has appeared to Peter!"

Then the two from Emmaus shared with the others how the Lord revealed Himself to them when He broke bread with them.