A great deal of historical, literary, and legal testimony validates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave and answers the question, “Was Jesus Raised From The Dead?”
The resurrection is an event that can be best proved from a historical perspective. We can study the history of the resurrection through the accounts recorded in the Bible. Although some people attack the Bible’s historical accuracy, archaeological findings continue to validate it.
Here are five facts from the Bible about this and when you read them all together, it makes a solid case for the resurrection of Jesus:
The Roman seal was broken. Matthew records that the tomb was sealed (Matthew 27:66). Who would dare to break this seal, when the penalty for doing so was death?
The large stone covering the tomb was moved (John 20:1). Who could move such a large stone without the permission of the Roman soldiers who guarded the site?
The tomb was empty. Jesus’ followers couldn’t have claimed His resurrection if the tomb hadn’t been empty or if a body had been found (Matthew 28:11-15).
The clothes in the grave had been vacated (Luke 24:12). Jesus was gone, but his grave clothes were still lying there.
Many eyewitnesses saw Jesus. One crowd numbered more than five hundred (1 Corinthians 15:6).
After reading through all of these facts, I believe we can conclude that Jesus rose from the dead just as the Bible says. What do you think? Please leave us a comment below.
Here are other Frequently Asked Questions and how the Bible answers them.