Thanks to everyone who helped to makes Easter a great celebration of the resurrection of Jesus.
I’ve seen someone yet again trying to claim that Jesus just passed out on the cross – a popular idea amongst today’s atheists who can’t seem to cope with the historical evidence.
Let’s face it, people die when they are crucified. There is only two recorded incidents of anyone surviving the cross (they were friends of Jospehus a Jewish historian) and they were taken down shortly after crucifixion and given the best medical treatment of the time but neither of them survived for very long. This, of course, says nothing about the spear in Jesus’ side or the fact that we are supposed to believe that someone who had been crucified could get up three days later and start walking around as if nothing happened. And doesn’t it seem something of a coincidence that that the only person who survived and who seemed to have fantastic powers of recovery is Jesus. Also, surely his friends would know the truth and so why did they concoct a story about him rising from the dead? They did not benefit from being a follower of Jesus. It would be a much better idea to return to families and old jobs (which is actually what it seems they did after the crucifixion). By maintaining a story about Jesus rising from the dead (this includes James – Jesus’ own brother) they subjected themselves to hardship, persecution, rejection and finally death.
The truth is Jesus rose from the dead.