Resurrection, true or false?

Many people have come up with different theories in trying to refute the resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, one will find that the evidence, upon close examination, overwhelmingly supports the resurrection. Furthermore, pure logic refutes opposing theories.

Some say that the disciples stole the body from the tomb. This means that the disciples, who had just fled for their lives, would have had to penetrate a Roman guard in a clandestine manner, push away a huge rock without being detected, grab the body and run. Not likely.

Some say that the authorities took the body. If this was true, then why didn’t the authorities show the body and disprove the claims of the disciples just a few weeks later? What turned the downcast disciples into fiery proponents of the resurrection if they had not seen Jesus again? Again, not likely that the authorities took the body.

Some say that Jesus only fainted, or went into a deep swoon. What caused the soldiers to misinterpret the evidence and certify that Jesus was dead? One even speared his side to ensure death. How could Jesus, who had been severely beaten and near death, push away a huge rock by himself from inside the tomb and walk away in perfectly good health? Again, not likely that Jesus only fainted.

Consider how the disciples, including Paul, turned the world upside down in the spreading of the gospel after having an experience with the resurrected Christ.

The correct answer to my question is: True.

"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23)

Michael H. Imhof
Aurora, IL