Why the Resurrection of Jesus Is an Indisputable Fact – Charisma News

The apostle Paul also spoke of these reliable witnesses. He wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:3-8 that Jesus “was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep; then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles; and last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared to me also” (NASB).

Of course, for centuries skeptics have tried to disprove the resurrection by concocting various conspiracy theories. They have claimed, for example, (1) that Jesus' followers went to the wrong tomb to find His body; (2) that the early disciples experienced a “group hallucination”; (3) that Jesus had not really died but was rather just unconscious after the brutal abuse His body experienced (this is known as “the swoon theory”); or (4) that Jesus' body was stolen and never found. None of these theories is plausible.

Consider, for example, that in 2,000 years no one ever produced the “stolen body” of Jesus! As for the “swoon theory,” it is laughable to think that Jesus could have survived after a soldier thrust his spear into His side and pierced His heart. That kind of medical recovery would be impossible today, even with modern medical technology.