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Witnesses of Jesus' resurrection.

If you want to stop the argument of a resurrected Jesus all one would have to do is produce his body. They could have stopped what we now know as Christianity. That would have stopped everything that everybody claimed they saw. Understand that it would be impossible for Christianity to get off the ground if the tomb of Jesus was not empty. The empty tomb, the resurrection validates everything Jesus ever claimed to be and every said he was. Get this, if that tomb was not empty on third day then that would prove Jesus was not the Son of God nor the Messiah. But the grave is empty so this alone validates who Jesus is. The most compelling evidence of a resurrected Jesus, aside from an empty tomb, is all the eyewitness testimony.

"and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are sill living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, …

Do you believe that Jesus was resurrected?

Probably the most arguable event of Christianity is not so much the life of Jesus nor his death but his resurrection. I think I have said this before in a prior post but I'll say it again. I once met a English teacher at a Bible College, she admitted to me her struggle with believing the resurrection. And not surprisingly many do. I can understand to agree because dead men do not rise but lets look at the claims of Christianity. What does Christianity claim about the resurrection?
   According to Paul's word to the Church of Corinth the resurrection is a very important aspect of the gospel of Jesus, "and that he was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures" 1 Corinthians 15:4. But before you can have a resurrection you need a live man, a dead man and a buried man. None of which are disputed among scholars. There is overwhelming historical evidence that Jesus lived, died and was buried. We can look to the gospels of Matthew, Mark…