The Proof of Jesus Resurrection
So many people question whether Jesus Christ’s resurrection is fact or fiction. I am writing this paper to prove that it was indeed real with the facts I have found from many different sources including the bible. These facts such as the empty tomb, many witnesses, the apostles, the brother of Jesus, conversation with Paul and those who sacrificed their lives for their belief in Jesus proves that there was a reason for it all and that was the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Even though not one person can claim that they saw with their own two eyes, the resurrection themselves, but there were many who saw him after his death and burial in the tomb. So with all of the evidence and proof, we all will be able to say, “It was real”, by the end of this paper. The first proof I will provide will be the empty tomb of Jesus Christ. Many people believed that this evidence was enough to prove Jesus’ resurrection. How else can on man move that huge boulder that was blocking the entrance of the tomb? Not to mention he was not at his full strength, with all of his bruises, cut, no food or water for three whole days. Some believe that his body was stolen from the tomb. If that was so, why didn’t the Roman guards stop them? They were stationed outside of the tomb for that sole purpose? It is also believed by some that the apostles and the women went to the wrong tomb which of course would be empty. But for those of us who read the bible and other books of fact know that Mary Magdalene knew where Jesus’ body was buried. She and other holy women followed Jesus body the whole way to the tomb and knew where it was. Mary Magdalene was on of Jesus’ most loyal followers and she believed wholeheartedly that he was The Chosen One. She believed that he was the one to bring eternal peace to the world. After seeing where Jesus body was buried, she went home to get ready for Sabbath and prepare herbs and spices for the body of Jesus. In William Barclays: We have Seen The Lord, he quotes the bible in (Mark 16:1-8): “When the Sabbath had passed, Mary of Magdala and Mary the mother of James and Salome bought spices to go and anoint his body. Very early in the morning on the first day of the week, when the sun was rising, they went to the tomb. They kept saying to each other, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?” They looked up and they saw that the stone had been rolled away, for it was very large. And they went into the tomb, and they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long, white robe. They were utterly amazed. He said to them, “Do not be amazed. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth who was crucified. He is risen. He is not here. See! There is the place where they laid him. But go! Tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He goes before you in Galilee. There you will see him as he told you.’” And they went out and fled from the tomb, for fear and astonishment gripped them. And they told no one for they were afraid. So with that scripture, it proves that the tomb was empty, Jesus was resurrected and there were witnesses to see and hear about Jesus’ return.
That leads us into the confessions of the eyewitnesses. The bible states that Mary Magdalene along with other holy women was the first to see Jesus Christ after his death. Sean and John McDowell’s book: Evidence for the resurrection says that Mary ran to Peter and John after finding the empty tomb. John and Peter went to see for themselves that the tomb was indeed empty. They returned home but Mary stayed behind, mourning the loss of Jesus. “Why are you crying?” the angel asked her. “Because they have taken away my Lord,” she replied, “and I don’t know where they put him.” (John 20:13) When Mary turned, she saw an amazing view of her savior Jesus Christ. It was said that she did not recognize Him until he spoke her name. Mary was the first to see Jesus after his resurrection. The next to Jesus...
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