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Did the Resurrection REALLY Happen?

March 31, 2013

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Did Jesus really rise from the dead? Here are four things upon which modern scholars universally agree:

1. Jesus died and was buried in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea.

2. A group of women found the tomb empty on Easter morning.

3. Over 500 people really and truly believed that they saw Jesus alive afterward.

4. The Christian faith exploded to all the known world in a very short period of time thereafter.

The best explanation for these events is that Jesus really did rise from the dead. But here are 3 alternative explanations, and why each has been discredited.

a. The disciples stole Jesus' body. This theory has been universally rejected by critical scholars and survives only in the popular press. This theory is rejected for several reasons, not the least of which is that the disciples were all killed for their faith. People will allow themselves to be martyred for what they believe to be true, but will not die for a lie.

b. Jesus did not really die on the cross. This theory has been entirely abandoned by critical thinkers for medical facts about crucifixion.

c. The disciples hallucinated. This theory too has been rejected by scholars as psychologically impossible. Hallucinations are usually associated with mental illness or drugs. And while one person can hallucinate, a large group of people do not hallucinate together.

I, for one, believe that Jesus REALLY AND TRULY rose from the dead. If this is a fact of history, it affects everything else: politics, science, philosophy, history, sociology. For the entire article from our Faith Facts website, and the classical evidentiary apologetic for the resurrection, click on Modern Scholarship and the Resurrection.

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Messianic Jew
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the evidence leads
Reply #9 on : Tue March 25, 2014, 08:52:36
I believe there is very strong evidence for Jesus (historically speaking, when compared to other figures of antiquity). If you look at Pliny's Letter to Trajan you'll find evidence for Christianity dating back at least to 20 years after the crucifixion event (if you consider the age of the document and read it carefully). And you have James the Brother of Jesus' Ossuary, the Pilate Inscription, and the New Testament accounts that (some argue) record events that would otherwise be unknown to authors writing from a much later period as some like to claim. Then you have the Genesis 49:10 prophecy and how it was understood by Jews to predict the coming Messiah. Also the unbelieving Jews' tradition of Jesus practicing magic, etc.
Roshan Lobo
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Re:
Reply #8 on : Sun November 10, 2013, 22:36:29
Brilliant and informative site! This website has cleared all my doubts and confusion. Praise GOD for your awesome site. Thank you! Keep up the good work!
sarna amin
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hayatt
Reply #7 on : Wed September 25, 2013, 22:39:59
May i ask a question? who was the god during the time that prophet jesus (peace be upon him) was died. if im not mistaken the god is the greatest meaning He has all the power he is defferent from human and animals that he creat therefore he should not die or even sleep bcoz he control the earth and who bring back prophet jesus (peace be upon him)from his dealy body to lives
anti hypocrite
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about the article
Reply #6 on : Sun August 04, 2013, 03:35:47
for me, i believe that jesus is kind,good and blessed, but through my islamic view, Jesus was not cruxified or dead or rose from dead. honestly, i want to say that Jesus was exchanged by one of his jewish enemies by God so, the jews has similar looks like Jesus. and then, The God saved jesus from being caught. lastly, i know some of you wants to spread Gospel but, please not being BIAS. you can say anything good about Christianity but, please do not make false accusation about Muhammad e.g. Muhammad beat his wives if they make mistakes. that almost true BUT, he only BEAT HIS WIVES GENTLY. my last word is : peace upon all of you
Magda
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Reply #5 on : Sat July 06, 2013, 00:45:54
The honesty of your posting is there for all to see.
Last Edit: July 06, 2013, 13:13:21 by cmeek01  
Rob
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reply to Rose
Reply #4 on : Wed June 26, 2013, 11:36:33
Dear Rose, be advised. Death and resurection have happened. Roman scholars verified his death at the cross, as did Jewish sources. The first Christians were Jews and alot of them died for their renewed faith. They would not have without evidence, for mans normal desire is to want to live. Further, the miracle you would like to see has happened some 2000 years ago, and was well recorded. Jesus said '"Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends." its you as a person who needs to open that door. Finally, ask yourself; if Jesus would come to you in a dream would you actually believe Him? Let alone if you meet Him in real life? Why then should He appear to those who do not wish to see Him?
Jourdan
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Great work
Reply #3 on : Mon April 29, 2013, 18:52:00
Awesome work guys. Loved the information. Printed it out, and now im meditating on it.
Bless you all.
Bob
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Jesus' resurrection was real
Reply #2 on : Mon April 01, 2013, 06:25:49
Good article with the 4 facts given. There are also many more historical items scholars add for support, not to mention the non-Biblical references & deductive reasoning.

Another good point is why would they admit embarrassment that it was lowly women(in those days) to discover all? Fact: a Roman guard consisted of usually 16+ men, 4 min. & they'd all be killed if even 1 fell asleep! These highly trained soldiers were ordered to make sure that this tomb wasn't opened to put an end to the Jesus movement. The stone weighed many tons & rolled by MANY men into a trench effect then was sealed. The guard was siad to be put to sleep by an angelic force. An event occurred for all willing to die for & EXPLODE w/the belief by thousands, ETC. Nobody could disputed it back then with any evidence. Go figure. Thanks!
Rose
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Response
Reply #1 on : Sun March 31, 2013, 21:54:20
Dear friends, Hi, how are you all to day,
please be advised no resurrection or death
and or risen from death has ever happened
and these belief are absolutely un-true
and no strong evidence has ever been found.
if Jesus has died and rose from death then he has a divine power,let's all ask him in order all the world population be united to show a live miracle from heaven and tell all people he is what all Christian believe?.
thanks.Rose

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