People often ask, “How do you know that Jesus rose from dead?” and it is one of the biggest controversies of our time. There are bucket loads of proof, books filled with them and I encourage you to study this in-depth. I want to focus on something my mom pointed out as we studied the history of the Church this year in school.
We were studying the very first persecutions of the church. In the time of Nero, when Peter and Paul were killed for their faith. We were talking about how, Christianity was growing in that time rather than diminishing, like Nero planned. Why is that? Because the people made logic of something, if this (that Jesus rose again from the dead) wasn’t true these people would not be willing to die for their faith. If Peter and the disciples had made up the resurrection then they would know that it wasn’t true and would have denied their faith.
Some of the people who died in the persecution by Nero were eye-witnesses. They had seen the risen Jesus so they KNEW that he had rose. Who would be willing to die for a lie? If you knew something was NOT true, why would die to defend it? The answer is, you wouldn’t. You wouldn’t die for something that is a lie.
So here you have another bit of proof that Jesus did indeed rise from the dead. So next time people ask you how you can know that Jesus didn’t stay dead, you can share this little tidbit. May God bless you all.
~~~~Soli Deo Gloria~~~~ <>< <><