One of the greatest event in history that clarifies the genuineness of the Christian faith is the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Though, there are skeptics who would say that the resurrection is a myth or a fable. However, if Christ didn’t rise from the dead, then that would have probably been the end of Christianity.
Here are 7 concrete reasons to believe that Christ rose from the dead.
JESUS SAID HE WOULD RISE FROM THE DEAD
Long before he was crucified, he talked about his death and then his resurrection from the dead.
“The son of man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again.” (Mark 8:31)
There were a lot of people who didn’t believe any of these words. Some even said it’s a plot to make people believe that he was immortal. Some of his accusers said in Matthew 27:63; “Sir, we remember how that impostor said, while he was still alive, ‘after three days I will rise’”.
The first evidence is that Jesus himself spoke of it.
THE EMPTY TOMB
After he died on the cross, Joseph and Nicodemus came to collect his body, took him away and buried him. A large stone was then rolled over the tomb. But on the day of the resurrection, the stone had been rolled away and his body was no longer there.
I Cor. 15:3-4 tells us that not just that Jesus died, but that he was buried. He was laid in a tomb after his death. But on resurrection morning, his body was not there any longer.
The tomb still remains empty today.
Over the span 40 days, he appeared to his disciples in different places. He didn’t just appear to them, but he also ate with them, walked with them.
Even the doubting Thomas was able to touch him.
THE RISEN JESUS APPEARED TO APOSTLE PAUL
Apostle Paul was once an adept persecutor of the gospel. He explained in Galatians 1:11-17 that his gospel comes from the risen Jesus Christ, not from men.
He said Jesus appeared to him on his way to Damascus where he was going to violently oppose the Christians.
This experience changed his life. He risked his life for the gospel.
He was one of the