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INFALLIBLE PROOFS OF THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST
“To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty day, and speaking of things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.” Acts 1:3
According to the Apostle Paul, the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ is one of the cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith. In 1st Corinthians 15:3-4 we read, “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that he was buried; and that he rose again the third day according to the Scriptures:” We can see from the above verses that the Gospel is composed of three basic truths: Christ’s death; Christ’s burial, and Christ’s resurrection. Now if we take the Scriptures a t face value (and we do), then it is clear that Jesus Christ actually died, was buried which proves that He died and also rose again.
This great historic doctrine of the Christian faith is under sever attack, with many apostates and new-agers claiming that Jesus’ resurrection was only a spiritual resurrection, and not a literal bodily resurrection. We don’t know exactly how many post-resurrection appearance Christ made in those 40 days, but from the Scriptures there were at least 500 witness including a special appearance to Paul when, when as Soul of Tarsus, he was travelling on the road to Damascus. Yes, there are many infallible proofs of Christ’s bodily resurrection; in that His was a real body; a recognizable body and a remarkable body! There are at least seven infallible proofs, about which Luke penned in the book of Acts:
1.The Testimony of the Tombs: The first and most important tomb is Christ’s empty tomb: When Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James came to Christ’s tomb that resurrection morning, they “ found not the body of the Lord Jesus.” Why? Because as the angel stated, “ He is not here, but is risen.” The second testimonial involves the empty tombs of many of the Old Testament saints who appeared in the city of Jerusalem after Christ’s resurrection: Matthew 25: 52-5 declares, ” the graves were opened; and may bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city and appeared unto many.”
2.The Testimony of the Travelers: On the first day of the resurrection, two of Christ’s adherents were traveling from Jerusalem to the village called Emmaus. The Scripture records in Luke 24:13-35; that Jesus appeared to these distraught disciples. Their eyes were originally “ holden” so that they did ” not know him.” However after He unfolded the O.T. Scriptures about himself and that must suffer first before He enters into his glory; and as he prayed with them before a meal, “ their eyes were opened” and the Scriptures states that ” they knew him.”
3.The Testimony of the Tangible: The Jehovah’s witness falsely allege that only Christ the spirit arose; and that Jesus the man is still dead. In Luke 24:36-48 we have the records of that first resurrection evening when Jesus appeared to the Eleven disciples and some other fearful believers. The disciples and were literally frightened and terrified when Christ suddenly appeared in their midst, and ” supposed they had seen a spirit.” Christ however reassured them by saying, ” Why are you troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?” He then invited them to validate His resurrected body by touch. And He said, “behold my hands and my feet and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bone, as ye see me have. and when he had spoken , he shewed them his hands and his feet.”
4. The Testimony of the Text: The Old Testament text infallibility predicted Christ’s resurrection. In Psalms 16:10 the Psalmist prophetically uttered these words by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit; ” for thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine holy One to see corruption….” When this verse is compared to Acts 2:22 -31; particularly verse 31, which reads, “He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.” From the testimony of Scripture; The fulfillment of Christ’s bodily resurrection is plainly clear.
5.The Testimony of the Transformed: Compare the difference in the attitudes of some of Christ’s disciples in Luke 24:17 before they learned about His resurrection where Jesus said unto those two disciples on the road to Emmaus; ” what manner of communications re these that ye have one to another, as ye walk and are sad. ” And upon his final parting from his disciples after His resurrection, the Scripture states, “And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. And they worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great Joy.” The distinction between “Joy” and “Sad” Yes, the same Lord continues to transform ruined, sinful and depraved lives today by His grace and Saving power!!
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The Bible reveals two ways which people are following to get into heaven. One way, the true way, is God’s way. God’s way into heaven is the way of peace and truth and righteousness. It is the only way approved of God. This way centers in the Lord Jesus Christ who said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6). The Bible declares that there is another way. “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Prov. 14:12).
There are so many popular ways today filled with lost multitudes all over the land, such as the way of morality, the way of respectability, the way of religion, the way of churchianity, the way of baptism, the way of christening, the way of confirmation, the way of penance, the way of confession, the way of “doing the best I can”, the way of self, the way of education, the way of philosophy, the way of false isms and cults that crowd the street. Little wonder then when we speak to people about the way of salvation, that so many have asked, “How can I know which is the true way? There are so many different ideas and so many religions.”
But there is ONE difference between God’s way of salvation and man’s way, and that difference is found in a Person, the Lord Jesus Christ. You will notice that man leaves Christ out of the center of his way. You will discover that the modern false cults and isms demote Christ to a mere man and add something to what He has already done for your salvation and mine. We become children of God through a supernatural birth. Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Jesus also said, “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” (John 3:7)
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