We accept it by faith.
John 20:29 blessed are they that have not seen, and [yet] have believed.
Empty tomb may have been evidence for the apostles, but not for us since we are not 100% sure which tomb was Christ's.
Part os it is that we believe many other bible stories, so we also accept this one by faith.
---francis on 12/10/10|
In the epistles written Peter he says he was an eyewitness of the resurrected Christ. Paul says that over 500 people witnessed Jesus after the resurrection, many of whom were still alive at the time of the writing. Would you write a lie a tell of so many witnesses. Would you die for a lie. Would you leave all for a lie. The apostles endured suffering and being lied about for Christ's sake, they would not have if they knew the resurrection to be a lie.
---Harold on 12/8/10|
One subtle evidence of the resurrection can be found on any calendar on any newspaper. Or anyplace else that has the date, look up the date does it not say 2010-2010 from what?- enough said.
---mima on 12/6/10|
The resurrected Truth-which brings man above Flesh weakness-carnal minded.
3For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?2Cor 10:4
4(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds,)
5Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ,Phil 2
1If there be therefore any consolation in Christ...Love...
---char on 11/26/10|
I gave a true testimony of the risen Christ here while back, appearing before me. And, a blogger said, "she doubted it, because, even Paul didn't have one of those". Well, Paul did, and Thomas, too. Look in John 20:28, and have a good day. I NEVER LIE!.
---catherine on 11/16/10|
A changed life: "So that if anyone in Christ, a new Creation: the old things passed away, here, all things have become new." II Cor.5:17.
---Eloy on 11/8/10|
I cannot help what Paul saw or didn't see, however, Paul did receive visions of the risen Christ and more than once.... I know that I have. Paul was an apostle I am a prophet.
---catherine on 11/7/10|
I have all the proof that I need, my friends, of the risen Christ. I've seen Him. An open vision.[full length]...---catherine on 11/4/10
No catherine, i will question you here. even Paul did not SEE the risen Christ full length. The Glory of the Lord BLINDED Paul...why not you???
---kathr4453 on 11/4/10|
I hope of all eternity swings are on the doors of the resurrection. Many people were martyred because they would not change your belief, that Christ had resurrected from the grave, this fact alone gives great credibility to the believe in the resurrection.
In teaching a Sunday school class I like to point out that all history is divided by the B.C. and A.D. place before and after Christ's name. This division could not have taken place except that the resurrection be true.
---mima on 11/4/10|
I have all the proof that I need, my friends, of the risen Christ. I've seen Him. An open vision.[full length]...I've heard His voice more than once. No one can talk as good as He can. WOW! Of course I'm saved. Only the risen Christ could've done that! There is NO EXCUSE for me. I have had like a bust of the risen Christ. But, Satan ruined that first one for me, When he told me it was my imagination, I blinked and He was gone., until I read in a Christian book [Pat Roberson] that said, Sometimes God would favor some of His people in that. I could've kicked myself a 100 times when I read that. "Satan is such a liar. However, I received a second chance, with a full length vision of the risen Christ. What an honor. Thanks Jesus +
---catherine on 11/4/10|
//What evidence do you have of the risen Christ//
The Bible 1 Cor 15 etc.
---michael_e on 11/2/10|
There's a difference of opinion whether it was the Roman Imperial--or at least the Procurator's seal--or that of the High Priest.
As well, there is difference of opinion whether it was the Roman guard or Temple police.
But the effect would not differ, as both were highly trained, and both seals had the full weight of law.
---Cluny on 11/1/10|
To assure that the disciples could not conspire in a resurrection hoax, Pilate ordered the official seal of Rome to be attached to the tomb to put grave robbers on notice. To enforce the order, a soldier (or more) stood guard. Historians tell us that the penalty for dereliction of duty by a Roman soldier was a brutal death, often being burned alive.
In 125 words I didn't have space to cover the Ascension as well. But obviously, NOBODY could have seen Him ascend if He wasn't first resurrected.
---Donna66 on 11/1/10|
\\2. A Roman soldier who was stationed as a guard for the burial place went AWOL!...even knowing that punishment was death by burning alive.\\
Actually, it was the Jewish Temple police who were awakened by having their clothes set on fire should they be asleep at their posts.
And it was the ASCENDED Christ St. Paul saw, as did St. John later--but this might be quibbling.
---Cluny on 11/1/10|
All the evidence is good for someone who beleis in Jesus - we have not dispute over this. Someone who decides not to will likely not be persuaded, but this is not our job (persuating someone who does not want to believe). Our job is to preach with the evidence provided to us
---James on 11/1/10|
It is the non-Christian who usually demands proof of the resurrection. Fortunately the evidence is overwhelming and verified by historians of the time.
1. The stone rolled away. How could the disciples roll a 2 ton stone, positioned to be held in place by gravity, uphill to open the tomb?
2. A Roman soldier who was stationed as a guard for the burial place went AWOL!...even knowing that punishment was death by burning alive.
3.The grave clothes, laden with about 100 lbs. of spices, remained intact, but without a body.
4.Witnesses. The apostle Paul, reports that over 500 people, both friends and enemies, viewed the resurrected Jesus.
5. The disciples chose death rather than to deny Christs resurrection.
---Donna66 on 10/31/10|
"What evidence do you have of the risen Christ?'
An empowered ability to walk in a newness of life that transcends the sensual dictates of life, to embrace and to live by the faith of His indwelling presence.
---josef on 10/31/10|
 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
1 John 5:8
 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
The evidence is within us and not seen by the natural eye.
The Spirit, the Word (water) and the Life (blood) bear witness with our spirit that we are the children of God. If we truly are His children.
---Frank on 10/31/10|
He lives in me amd Romans 8:11 is real in my life. The truth that I or anyone else could even be born again is evidence that He is risen.
---Linda on 10/31/10|
We Have the Eye Witness accounts of Matthew and John. Who saw the risen Christ and are credible witnesses have and document it it in their Gospels.
---blogger9211 on 10/31/10|
-- Catherine :
Sister, "Belief & Faith" that the Lord is the Resurrection is all the evidence God's Children need that Christ has risen!!!
Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the Resurrection at the Last Day.
Jesus said unto her, I am the Resurrection, and the Life: he that Believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live : And whosoever liveth and Believeth in Me shall never die.
---ShawnM.T. on 10/30/10|
1) The Witness of Holy Scriptures
2) The Witness of His Apostles. Why will they make it up, knowing full well that it cost them their lives?
3) The Witness of the Successors of the Apostles.
4) The Witness of the Fathers.
5) The Witness of the Seven Holy Ecumenical Councils
6) The lives of countless preachers, evangelists, martyrs, confessors, ascetics, who had personal experiences/encounters with the risen Jesus and/or his angels/Saints, testifying to the truth of Christianity.
7) My own life changing experience after converting to Orthodoxy.
In short, I believe in the risen Jesus because the Church, Orthodoxy, said so. Why should I doubt?
---Ignatius on 10/30/10|
the empty tomb has never been disputed,and was not by the governing rulers at the time.that being said for me its the fact that all twelve apostles chose to die for their faith,a man will die for the truth but not for a lie.all believed and stated that they had seen the risen lord,all were persecuted severely for their witness,this fact alone makes no sense other that they were telling the truth,and chose to die for it.
---tom2 on 10/30/10|