Historical Evidence For The Resurrection Of Christ

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Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Christ “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. But he has risen! He is not here!" says Mark 16:6. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the greatest and most miraculous event in human history. Many believe though, it is a great historical problem. But, when we look at the evidence, the truth of the resurrection provides the most valid explanation. Though skepticism about the resurrection of Jesus exists; the empty tomb, the appearances of Christ after his death, and the violent deaths of the apostles, provide well-founded evidence for the resurrection of Christ. After the death of Jesus on the cross, he was placed and buried in a tomb, which was found to be empty three days later. The empty tomb of Jesus can be proven historically. Many believe that the first accounts of the empty tomb in the gospels were developed later, but they actually predate the Gospels. The first accounts of the empty tomb were found in the letters of Paul, which were written 15-20 years after the death of Jesus. In Corinthians 15, written by Paul before the gospels, he specifically speaks of the empty tomb, "...he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures." All of Paul’s letters were public documents and could be read by anyone, thus inviting anyone to openly seek the truth of the reusrrection. On the third day after Jesus 's death, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of…

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