The resurrection of Jesus “could not have been maintained in Jerusalem for a single day, for a single hour, if the emptiness of the tomb had not been established as a fact for all concerned.” -Paul Althaus
Easter is all about celebrating the fact that Jesus did rise from the dead and how that truth changes everything for us. For many people, though, that is just too fantastic to believe. After all, isn’t that impossible – isn’t that highly improbable – that a dead man could come back to life? How can we know that that actually happened, and it’s not just a made up story, exaggerated legend, or misguided delusion?
The good news is that we’re not without powerful historical evidence. One of those critical pieces is the empty tomb. Multiple eyewitnesses saw it. Jesus’ enemies even confirmed it. It didn’t become a shrine, as was the custom in those days, because nothing was there, and the source of the initial report was established too early for it to be legendary.
There’s so much evidence for the resurrection of Jesus, more so than you may know. And if there’s even a possibility it could be true, we maintain that it’s worth exploring for yourself.
Here are a couple of sources that may be a good place to start:
We also hope that regardless of what you believe, you’ll join us for our Easter services on April 20th or 21st! You’ll find a welcoming, relaxed environment where everyone has a place to belong and where you can learn more about why we believe the truth about Jesus is so important. Find directions and service times at Calvary.us/Easter