Proving the Resurrection



For two millennium, Christians have celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ at approximately the same time each year. Some call it Easter; some call it Resurrection Sunday. Many non-Christians and atheists scorn our belief and put us in the same category as believing in the tooth fairy and Easter bunny. Although I did believe in Santa Clause as a child, I put away childish things.

I did, however, retain my belief in Jesus Christ and His resurrection. Without His resurrection, He would have been in the same category as all the dead spiritual leaders and philosophers of the past such as Mohammed, Buddha, Confucius and Aristotle. They are all dead. Without the Resurrection, Christians might as well believe in the tooth fairy. Twenty-four years ago, I picked up a book by Josh McDowell called Answers to Tough Questions. One of the questions that Josh addressed was the validity of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. To summarize his answer, he said something to the fact that there are people in all religions who would die for what they think is truth. This is evident today with the homicidal bombers who believe that 72 virgins wait for them in paradise. The fact is, only a crazed-minded person would die for something that he knew was false. All the apostles saw, spoke with, and even ate with Jesus Christ after his resurrection and were witnesses and testified to his miraculous rising from the dead after three days in the tomb following His crucifixion. All but the apostle John and the betrayer, Judas, suffered a variety of torturous deaths for their faith and yet did not waiver from their testimony. It would mean that over the period of the next 30 to 40 years in various locations in the world, these apostles were put to death for what they believed and saw with their own eyes. One could say that it would be possible for one or two to be delirious and make up this incredible story but to have ten apostles and countless disciples die for what would have been a lie is even more preposterous.

Considering Josh’s answer, my husband once said that if our house caught on fire, and that he knew that our children were trapped inside, he would break down doors and windows and rush through fiery flames to rescue our children without worry of his own safety. However, if he saw that the children were safe and standing on the opposite street corner and a stranger said your children are inside your home and you need to save them, going into the flames would not even be a consideration. That is the difference between believing a lie and believing what you know is absolute truth.

Thank you, Jesus, that because you rose from the dead someday I will to.

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Comments

  1. Great message. Thank you for this post.

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  2. Wonderful post! Thank you for sharing. Also, it is nice to hear Keith Green singing in the background! Have a wonderful Easter.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  3. This evidence is very compelling for me. Josh McDowell and his son Sean will be doing a seminar at our church the first of May. Should be very interesting.
    Thanks for sharing this with us today.
    Charlotte

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  4. My dear friend,

    Your message today about proving the resurrection is extremely powerful. It's been an intense couple of days from crucifixion to resurrecton and as I've been reading so many postings about this, the intensity of my love in my heart has been magnified so greatly to a degree of great exhileration, jubilee, praise, honor, worship, glorification and so much more for Him. He did it all for us.

    I shout with you sister in your thankfulness and say with you, "Thank you, Jesus, that because you rose from the dead someday I will to."

    Have a very blessed Resurrection Sunday tomorrow sweet friend.

    Love & Hugs,
    Alleluiabelle

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  5. How true and we still see many people easily blinded by eloquent speeches :)...

    Sister, I am rejoicing with you as we celebrate the One and only Savior's resurrection! Someday, we will be rejoicing together and wow! that's for eternity! Hard to grasp. Happy Resurrection Sunday!!!Love and prayers-Rosel

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  6. He is risen! Hallelujah!

    I'm just so thankful that by His grace, I'm saved because I have never deserved something that wonderful. And He is wonderful, and He is resurrected. I know it as surely as I know my name. :-)

    xo,

    Sheila :-)

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  7. Ssshhhhh....Didn't want anyone to know we're "partners in crime" with those pics :x
    That's the first thing I noticed sister and I'm thankful to heartlight that we are able to use the pics for God's glory! No wonder I felt a pinch, it was you trying to hug me..hehehe...Hugging you back sister! Take care.God bless.

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  8. Halleluiah! He is Risen Indeed!
    Thank you for your Easter message for us!

    Happy Easter,
    ~Jean

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  9. What a most inspiring post Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  10. Beautiful posts...and Beautiful slide show! Your posts are always and inspiration to me. I worked 15 hrs for a friend today who owns a local Boutique. I came home exhausted, but wanted to check in on the blogging world..thank you so much for reaching out and touching my soul.
    Love and prayers, andrea

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  11. Thank-you for this today, what a great post!
    God Bless,
    Ginger

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  12. A meaningful message. I love the McDowell books. Happy Easter...Kathy

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  13. Good analogy. Thanks for sharing. Happy Spiritual Sunday. I wish you a Blessed Easter as you celebrate our risen Lord.

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  14. When I lived in Crete and also toured other areas where I saw holy relics and such, I was in a state of shock that there were any disbelievers at all. There is "proof" if that is what they need.
    My proof came in a different fashion which I shared today on my blog.
    Be blessed!

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  15. Thanks for sharing this wonderful Post..Have a wonderful Sunday..julie

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  16. My prayer is that God will show us any lies that we have believed, and will show us His Truth instead.
    Thanks for sharing this.
    Have a blessed day!

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  17. Thank you for such an inspiring post! Yes, thank God for the resurrection, and that in His mercy, He has given us the truth!
    I hope you had a wonderful Easter.

    Blessings,

    Andrea

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  18. Wonderful post! And I love your husband's analogy. Very good way of explaining about believing a lie.

    I pray you had a joyous day celebrating our risen Savior!

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