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Part Two The Resurrection Part Two begins with the last part of Jesus’ death. He dies and one of his followers takes the body down and wraps him in white linen, and two women began preparing spices to preserve his body. He is put into a tomb. The question is what happened next? It was said that he rose that Sunday. It was said that when the two women got back, they discovered an earthquake had happened and the stones had been removed, and his body was no longer in the tomb. It was said that an angel appeared, and seeing that the women were afraid, invited them in, and told them to not be afraid, that Jesus had risen up by God . This illustration tells us how he was resurrected. This example also tells us that although the people were afraid, they were glad that he was resurrected. The Bible has countless stories of people being resurrected, including Jesus’ death, which was the most highly talked about one. As we know, there are different views about Jesus’ resurrection, and in order to explore them we must note two key points: 1) The theory must take into account all the facts surrounding the resurrection of Jesus. 2) The evidence must be forced into perceivable conclusion [Bible.org]. resurrection, and in order to explore them we must note two key points: • One theory was that Jesus didn’t die, he fainted and thinking he was dead they placed him in the tomb, and he later woke up. • Another theory states that being placed in a cool tomb healed him and he work up and fought the guards. As Christians, we will stick to he died, God resurrected him to heaven and it is extremely important because it validates who Jesus claims to be, the son of God, and that his resurrection was a sign – why don’t churches teach that fact? Some say possibly why the churches don’t teach more about the resurrection, is because of the differences in the Book of Matthew, including where he had appeared. These differences alone tell us churches today don’t have clear information on the resurrection.
Because the resurrection was so stunning, it raises the question: “Why was there not even one record of it being passed down in all the Books of Gospel? So for Christians, the resurrection is extremely important because the first Christian began celebrating the Passover decades ago. This is what Jesus himself did, and wanted us to do [Luke 22:14 – 20]. In fact, there are a lot of others that believed that he rose on Easter Sunday. That is why some people do celebrate this holiday. But the question is, is this fact, or myth? Jesus’ resurrection was not on Easter Sunday. Author Ben Witherspoon points out there are problems with understanding the text of the Gospels. For example, as we know, that he would rise in three days. The three days, three nights theory was a concept from the story of Jonah, who was inside a whale at the time [Mathew 12:40]. Another source of information was author Andrew Thomas, who conducted a recent poll. He found out that half the people he talked to didn’t believe in the resurrection. But as it was stated, if Christ had not been resurrected, our faith is futile, and we are still sinful people. In other words, we would be just like the non believers. And he tells us the problem with polls is that you can’t separate the true believers from the tic box believers. But remember, in the Bible it states that only Jesus will separate the sheep [believers] from the goats [non-believers] [Matthew 23:31]. This brings us to the part about people and churches that claim that they can heal people. These people are called faith healers, and they continue to exist. And although there are countless stories of people who were dying and healed, these “healings” must be contributed to God’s divine healing. It has been said in the Bible that God does not promise to heal everyone. For example in the Bible it tells of Paul who asked God three times to heal him, and God replied, “My grace is sufficient for you for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more about my weakness [Corinthians 2 verse 9 and 12]. Some say in order for a faith healer to heal a person that person’s faith must be strong, and this concept is wrong. According to the Bible, a strong belief in faith isn’t required. Yet, there are countless stories in the Bible of people who were healed even though they had no faith; here are some: 1. Official’s dying son 2. Ear of high priest