When thinking about resurrection in Christianity, the first thing that comes to most of the believers’ minds are the events that happened in Jerusalem around 30-33 AD. The Christian belief that Jesus will return and bring His followers back to life stems from extensive accounts,
- found in the Four Gospels of the New Testament, about the resurrection of Christ that happened three days after His crucifixion and burial.
- The gospels’ narratives of many incidents where Jesus appeared to over 500 people in the 40 days after His death
- The events of nine other resurrections with eyewitness accounts.
The opponents sayOver the years, many theories have surfaced because of some inconsistencies in the accounts, such as beliefs that
- Jesus had only temporarily lost consciousness, or
- the Apostles had stolen His body from the grave,
What that matter is…In the end, despite the ongoing efforts of scientist and historians to find factual information, it’s not really a matter of proving or disproving the event, because it transcends these matters with its meaning. Resurrection is not only a testament to God’s power over life and death but
- a symbol of the unification of body and soul,
- an example of justice and salvation for those who had humbled themselves and followed God’s word.
Ultimately, it means the unification of Christ and His followers.