What Do We Know About Resurrection?
When thinking about resurrection in Christianity, the first thing that comes to most of the believers’ minds are the events that happened in Jerusalem around 30-33 AD.
The Christian belief that Jesus will return and bring His followers back to life stems from extensive accounts,
- found in the Four Gospels of the New Testament, about the resurrection of Christ that happened three days after His crucifixion and burial.
- The gospels’ narratives of many incidents where Jesus appeared to over 500 people in the 40 days after His death
- The events of nine other resurrections with eyewitness accounts.
The opponents say
Over the years, many theories have surfaced because of some inconsistencies in the accounts, such as beliefs that
- – Jesus had only temporarily lost consciousness, or
- – the Apostles had stolen His body from the grave, but these theories are easily disputed by the overwhelming abundance of matching events in the gospels, which assert the belief of Jesus being resurrected.
What that matter is…
In the end, despite the ongoing efforts of scientist and historians to find factual information, it’s not really a matter of proving or disproving the event, because it transcends these matters with its meaning.
Resurrection is not only a testament to God’s power over life and death but:
– A symbol of the unification of body and soul.
– An example of justice and salvation for those who had humbled themselves and followed God’s word.
Ultimately, it means the unification of Christ and His followers.