Oh! did Jesus really rise from the Dead, Prove it………

Shalom…….

Its a story of how people see the resurrection of Jesus, do they really believe in his resurrection. The very base of Christianity is Resurrection of Christ. If there is no Resurrection then there is no Salvation .

Come lets have look how we can prove that “Jesus is Risen”

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

In a class auditorium of Medicine, a new batch of student are going through the orientation session given by their professor Dr Stephen.

Before concluding his session, Dr Stephen informed students to be beware of things like Miracle and “Jesus things” in their Medicine, saying Science is logical and God is not Logical, there is no scientific proofs of God and no scientific proof for these “Jesus things”.

What do you mean by “Jesus things”? Micheal, a student asked Dr Stephen. Dr replied, his rubbish biblical miracles and of course his so called “Resurrection itself”.

But I am Christian and we believe in his resurrection, Stella, a student replied. So can you prove it logically and scientifically? asked Dr Stephen. Dr Stephen asked, write in a note book “Jesus not Risen” and this will be my first sessional to you and you all will be given grades. All the class including Stella wrote””Jesus not risen”for the sake of grades except Micheal who said, I am true Christian and no matter what you say i believe in his Resurrection. So you will loose your grades Micheal, said Dr Stephen. With a tensed mind but with couregeous heart he replied, I cant betray my Faith in Christ. So Micheal, on the first day itself you are challenging me, Ressurection of Christ is a big lie in the history of Humanity and cant be proven. So i too challenge you, You will get 20 min to prove your point. If a single student turns out and accept your point then I will also support you. Prove it, said Dr Stephen. Micheal faithfully accepted his challenge .

So Micheal stage is yours……………………………….. Micheal setting his stage.

Starting of Micheal’s session

In the history of Human Kind, one the best tolled story is the story of Jesus.

If we consider the whole Bible, Old testament directs toward him, New Testament speaks about.

If we consider the world History , the era itself is named after him as AD and BC.

So the question is why the World gives this much prority to Jesus of Nazareth. Whats specal about him.

All the major religions speaks about him

While Jesus was on earth , he clamied some really radical claims such like the only way we can get to God is only through him. Now if Dr Stephen, with due respect, would have claimed the same thing, we would say he has gone crazy . But a lot of people responded to Jesus the same way. They said , oh really, why dont you show us a sign and proof that you are truly what you claim to be. Jesus said , I will give you one sign , MY RESSURECTION FROM THE DEAD. The Ressurrection of Jesus is really biggest event claimed in History. Anybody can claim to be the Son of God as Jesus clearly did. The question is can you back it up, what evidence is there to support your claim. But If Jesus really return from the dead, thats excellent evidence that he is what he claim to be, the one and only Son of GOD.

  • Now to prove about ressurection of Christ from Dead, we must first consider his death.

Crucifixion of Christ is historically proven with the fact the Jews accept this fact and Jews historians like Flavius Josephus include references about Jesus’s Crucifxion. Josephus wrote,
At this time there was a wise man who was called Jesus. And his conduct was good and his learning outstanding. And many people from among the jews and the other nations became his disciple. Pilate condemned him to be crucified and to die………

Many skeptics proposed that Jesus merely fainted or drugged and later escaped as a part of a conspiracy ?

jesus-resurrection

Micheal: Now to prove about resurrection of Christ from Dead, we must first consider his death.

Dr Stephen:
We know what Bible says about Jesus death, we want some logical proof out of Bible.
Micheal: Yes Doctor, but through this point I will also prove that Bible is true. Crucifixion of Christ is historically proven with the fact the Jews accept this fact and Jews historians like Flavius Josephus include references about Jesus’s Crucifxion. Josephus wrote,
At this time there was a wise man who was called Jesus. And his conduct was good and his learning outstanding. And many people from among the jews and the other nations became his disciple. Pilate condemned him to be crucified and to die………

Shah: But why should we believe in Jew witnesses?

Micheal: Because they were the one who crucified and condemned him to death.

Shah: Was this historian, a religious historian?

Micheal: No, but he wrote the antiquities of Jew under roman empire. His writing are genuine and accepted by the Historians. So his witness about Jesus crucifixion is true.

Rohit: Many skeptics proposed that Jesus merely fainted or drugged and later escaped as a part of a conspiracy ?

Micheal: But contradicting this point the 4 gospels tells us about his public bleeding and death by crucifixion and burial.
Mark 15:37
“And Jesus cried out with Loud voice, and breathed his last”
Lets see what is exactly Crucifixion?
Chances of surviving crucifixion was impossible, crucifixion was a tortured considered to the worst way to die. A person was tortured so intense that the veins, arteries intestine, bones, every single part were barred and after that a person was dragged and were hanged on a cross or tree.

Reema: It doesn’t seems to be real, this kind of story of death is only seen in films like Passion of Christ. You saying it was like that? I don’t believe in it.

Micheal: Actually it was worse than that.

Historically Crucifixion is considered to be the worst form of Death penalty.

  • The Romans were very very good at killing people, they were specialized on it.
  • If a soldier shows any mercy on a victim and if that victim has not died. By law the soldier will take up his place cross.
  • In 18th century historian found a body of a Jew, who was crucified during reign of Emperor Nero. The way he was crucified was exactly the same written in Bible.
Mural from chepad St George Orthodox Church, India

Mural from chepad St George Orthodox Church, India

Reema: So was it like the same with nails, spears and all? Did they treated the same with all criminals.

Micheal: Not exactly, In Jesus case I would have been worse than that, in Jesus case he was charged by Jews in the case of Blasphemy, which was considered to be the worst crime. So you can imagine how much Jesus was tortured.
The most important verse about his death from the romans is written in
John, 19:34
“But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear and immediately blood and water came out.”
Medical experts says that with this account of john and eye witness is an evidence concluding that his heart was ruptured.
So I hope that, the skeptical claim that Jesus was drugged doent make any sense LOICALLY.

Stella: What makes him to be called as ‘The Messiah’?

 

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  • Messiah… Son of God

Micheal: I was coming to the same, why he is believed to be the Messiah, the son of God?

Lets do a small analysis, I will show you a content and you have to tell me whom is it talking about and from where this text has been taken?

(Since Micheal knew that the class have students from different communities he showed below verse on the projector)

“He was pireced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed………..”

Micheal: So Friend , tell whom is it talking about and from where this text has been taken?

. Stella, you say first?

Stella: Its Jesus ! and its from New Testament

Reema: Yeah Its Jesus ! I think from New Testament

Rohit and Shah: Of course its Jesus …….and its from New Testament of course

Micheal: Guys, THIS IS NOT FROM NEW TESTAMENT, it’s from the Hebrew bible, book of Isaiah 53 it was written 8 centuries before Christ was born. And as you all said, ITS ABOUT JESUS.

Whole class: Wow!!!!!

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Micheal: I know you had really had a hard time to believe this because if you read this passage without any kind of pre assumption or biased you will say its JESUS.

Micheal: One of the points which proves Jesus Christ to be the promised Messiah is the OT prophesies.

In the Old Testament there are prophesies fulfilling uniquely in Christ. These prophesies are once and all fulfilled in Jesus.

  • His birth in Bethelehm is one of those prohesise
  • His role as the suffering servant in Isaiah 53 is one those prohesise
  • His entrance into Jerusalem on a donkey is one those prophesise from Zechariah chapter 9.

These are clear evidence that Jesus is fulfilling the OT .

Shah: Can you share a prophesy?

Micheal: Yes sure, The amazing part of prophesy of Isaiah is chapter 9.
“For to us a Child is born. To us a son is given. And government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called wonderful counselor, Mighty God and everlasting Father.”

And the idea of this verse is the messiah will be BORNED…! PHYSICALLY BORNED! His name shall be called wonderful councellor , he is God and Father. Ultimately he is Creator of universe, he is creator of Time.

The chance of any human being to fulfill these prophesy would be one change in the trillion, trillion trillion…………. Seems Mathematically virtually impossible .

Dr Stephen: How many prophecy are there, Michael.

Micheal: The exact number is still a part of debate but all Christian scholars agree that its more than 300 prophecies.

Micheal: These prophesies , in fact whole Old testament is like a puzzle , where you are joining every bit of piece and at the end its coming out to a portrait of Christ.

In projector Michael showed them a picture puzzle which finally made a picture of Jesus.

 

to be continued

 

 

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