The following articles are related to the topic of RESURRECTION

Was Christ Raised from the Dead on Sunday?

"Would you explain Matthew 28:1, 'In the end of the Sabbath' (KJV), or 'Late on the Sabbath' (ASV)? This seems to say that the women came to the tomb and found it empty on the evening of the Sabbath, which would indicate that Jesus was raised on Saturday, not Sunday." No, this does not mean that Jesus was raised from ... read more »

Resurrection: Literal or Merely Symbolic?

All four of the Gospel accounts affirm that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead (Mt. 28:6; Mk. 16:6; Lk. 24:6; Jn. 20:9). Later, the apostle Paul argues that the resurrection of Christ is the very foundation of the Christian's faith. "But if there is no resurrection of the dead, neither hath Christ been raised: and if Christ hath not ... read more »

The Resurrection of the Wicked

The Pharisees constituted the "straitest" sect of the Jewish religion in the time of Christ (Acts 26:5), but they were not without their own theological flaws. For one thing, they denied that the wicked dead would be raised from the grave. In his discussion of the Pharisees, the Jewish historian Josephus declared that the Pharisees "believe that souls have an ... read more »

The Significance of Christ’s Resurrection

Each spring, millions of people around the world acknowledge, in some fashion or another, that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead some twenty centuries ago. Modern society calls it "Easter." The origin of this term is uncertain, though it is commonly thought to derive from Eastre, the name of a Teutonic spring goddess. The term "Easter," in the King ... read more »

The Resurrection of the Human Body

In his defense before Agrippa, Paul asked his Jewish audience: "Why is it judged incredible with you, if God doth raise the dead?" (Acts 26:8). There have always been those who found the concept of the bodily resurrection unbelievable, and their modern counterparts are appearing increasingly-even in within the framework of "Christendom." False Ideas About the Resurrection The ancient Greeks ... read more »

A Skeptic Disputes the Resurrection of Christ

Ralph Matthews is a former college instructor whose retirement days are consumed with writing mini-diatribes against the Christian religion. In point of fact, he has nothing new to contribute; his hackneyed criticisms are but a regurgitation of past infidel quibbles. On occasion, however, they do provide an opportunity to illustrate the superficiality of skepticism's arsenal. In a recent article, this ... read more »

Roman Catholic Professor Denies the Resurrection of Christ

Thomas H. West, a Roman Catholic by background, is Professor of Theology at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota. The controversial teacher recently authored a book under the title, Jesus and the Quest for Meaning (Fortress Press, 2001). Unfortunately, the gentleman's "quest for meaning" remains unfilled, for he has yet to grasp the basic meaning of the ... read more »

Growing Doubts about the Resurrection of the Dead

In his defense before Agrippa, Paul asked his Jewish audience: "Why is it judged incredible with you, if God doth raise the dead?" (Acts 26:8). There have always been those who found the concept of the bodily resurrection incredible, i.e., unbelievable, and their modern counterparts are appearing increasingly-even in today's church. False Ideas The ancient Greeks disdained the notion that ... read more »

Why Did the Resurrected Jesus Not Appear to His Enemies?

"When Jesus was resurrected from the dead, why did he not appear to the Jewish and Roman officers, instead of simply showing himself to the disciples? Would not the former have been more convincing?" There are several factors that must be considered in responding to this inquiry. Factual Evidence That there was ample evidence, even to the non-believing Roman and ... read more »

What About Daniel’s Prophecy of the General Resurrection?

"Is Daniel's prophecy, in chapter 12, verse 2, a symbolic reference to Israel's deliverance from Babylonian captivity, as some claim, or does it refer to the general resurrection of the dead at the end of time?" Some five centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ, the prophet Daniel, from captivity in Babylon, uttered a remarkable prophecy that has echoed reverberations ... read more »