Brief Summary Of Chapter 5: The Resurrection Of Jesus

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Chapter 5: The Resurrection of Jesus

Facts you should know

#1. Give two arguments that a Jewish person who heard Jesus’ disciples preaching that God had raised from the dead Jesus of Nazareth—a person crucified by Pontius Pilate—might give against the Christian claims.
A. The Jews would argue that the resurrection was only an innovation. Even if they did believe in the resurrection, the Jews would argue how could God have raised Jesus, a person of their own time, since God had not yet judged the world (Perkins 93)? The Jews would argue that God had not raised Jesus, for Jesus’ death implied a curse, not a salvation (Perkins 93).
B. The Jews would also argue that since Jesus’ body was missing from the tomb, the tomb had been robbed or …show more content…

He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you."

Matt 27:26-28:17 an angel of the Lord; his appearance was like lightning, and his clothes white as snow 2: "Mary Magdalene and the other Mary” "Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, 'He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.' This is my message for you."

Luke 24:1-11 two men in dazzling clothes 3+: "Mary Magdalene,
Mary mother of James, and the other women with them" "Why do you look for the living among dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again."

** The Differences:
Gospel Passage Messengers Recipients Message

Mark 16:1-8 a young man dressed in a white robe
3: "Mary Magdalene,
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Luke 24:13-49
• But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit. And he said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do questionings rise in your hearts? See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; handle me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones as you see that I have." And while they still disbelieved for joy, and wondered, he said to them, "Have you anything here to eat?" They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate before them.
**The above examples show us that it was difficult at first for the disciples to believe that Jesus had actually been raised. However, through the revelations of the angels (the messengers) as well as the revelations of Jesus himself did the disciples come to believe. It was a gradual process.

Things to Think About
#1. When I recite the words about resurrection in the Creed, I think that Jesus has died, buried, bodily resurrected and ascended as I was taught. As Christian, I believe and I hope for a new heaven and a new earth, and resurrection of the body and creation (1Cor. 15:36-57). However, at times I wonder what it is like if someone is dead and is resurrected with a transformed body. It is my hope for that moment to

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