Why do I believe in this Jesus? I believe because He defeated death. His victory is defined by His resurrection from the dead. To this day, man offers no viable denial of Jesus’ resurrection. The conviction of His early disciples offers every reason to believe.
Neither the Roman government nor the Jews offered proof that Jesus did not rise from the dead. They instead hoped that the fact of the resurrection would simply fade without much effect. The first disciples, on the other hand, proved the truth of the resurrection through their lives. The early Christians suffered and died for their faith. The main point of their faith is not that they think they saw Jesus risen, but that they actually saw their Savior alive. They gave their lives for what they saw.
- Pastor Randy