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Evidence For The Resurrection

What evidence for the resurrection is there outside of the Biblical text? I want to be prepared with facts when asked about the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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The biggest evidence is what Jesus said himself. "I go to my father so that the comforter, which is the Holy Ghost shall come and dwell in you"
Thus, the fact that the Holy Spirit is within us is the evidence. Without the resurrection the Spirit would not have been sent.
---john on 5/22/08

Jesus has no grave.
---Lloyd on 9/23/07

Jack if you are referring to the Talpiot tomb reported by James Cameron, I agree that this new tomb is completely unrelated. First, it not located in any place associated with Mary or Joseph. A family tomb would be Joseph's family not Mary's and it wouldn't have a Matthew or Matthias in there. And these were the most popular names in all of Isreal, even within the Bible.
---lorra8574 on 3/30/07

**There are Catholic pilgrimages to various sites the Holy Land, including the Tomb of Jesus and the very spot where He was born. But He isn't in His tomb either.**

Holy Sepulchre is an ORTHODOX Shrine and it IS the place where Jesus rose from the dead. It is OUTSIDE the walls of Jerusalem as they were during our Lord's earthly sojourn.

The so-called "Garden Tomb" is not the place where anything related to the Burial or Resurrection took place..
---Jack on 3/30/07

NV Barbara, there are actually two sites claiming to have Mary's burial tomb, however, both are empty (one of them was actually selling dirt from the tomb over the internet). There are Catholic pilgrimages to various sites the Holy Land, including the Tomb of Jesus and the very spot where He was born. But He isn't in His tomb either.
---lorra8574 on 3/29/07

sue,they were hiding scared to death after his crucification,then they were preaching and spreading the message of his resurrection,a really sensible lie might have been ,well he is dead but he was a good man and did good things.but they saw him alive,along with some 500 other people.great way to start a religion, by saying a dead man is alive again.
---tom2 on 3/29/07

Why look to other books when the bible is all the truth you need? Many people want to learn the truth about the resurrection of Christ, but yet they don't want to learn it from the bible, instead they seek other books that is way off from the truth.
---Rebecca_D on 3/29/07

What really impressed me was what Loree said. Why would so many choose to die if it wasn't true? I mean, his followers, they wanted to spread His word even tho it was very dangerous to do so (history books) some were tortured to death. Why would they do this if it wasn't even true? God Bless.
---sue on 3/29/07

I would suggest any better World History book would contain the report of Jesus' resurrection. P.
---pierr5358pi on 3/29/07

Perhaps the historian Josepheus wrote of it.

Lorra in Israel if you take a tour, they will show you a grave that is purported to be Mary's.Per the writer, Mary wanted to go to Ephesus eventho she was ill and in the care of St.John, the persecution of Christians was getting worse in Jerusalem. He built her a small stone house. With John and Peter with her she was frail and died at the age of 64 and is intombed close to the tiny house.Pope Benedict is the 3rd Pope to make a pilgrimage there.
---NVBarbara on 3/29/07

The Biblical text is documented facts, pure facts of recorded history.
---Eloy on 3/28/07

I would point out that Mary doesn't have a grave either. However, the earliest Christians were willing to die horribly because they did believe in the Resurrection of Jesus. Something easily avoided by admitting that Christ didn't rise.

The Maccabbean martyrs willingly died because of their faith in the Resurrection, but the earliest Christians were in a position to know for a fact whether it happened or not. They would not have followed a dead Messiah much less died for one.
---lorra8574 on 3/28/07

the writings of josepjus, a jewish writer in 93ad tell of the resurrection as fact.
---tom2 on 3/28/07

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