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The Resurrection - What evidence is there in Luke’s Gospel to bring a Christian to believe that Jesus rose from the dead?

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Tariq Husseini The Resurrection What evidence is there in Luke's Gospel to bring a Christian to believe that Jesus rose from the dead? In Luke's Gospel there are four main stories in Luke's Gospel which has evidence to bring a Christian to believe that Jesus rose from the dead. These are the account of the empty tomb, the account of Jesus appearing on the Emmaus road, the account of Jesus appearing to his disciples in the Upper Room and the account of the Ascension. Early on Sunday morning, after Jesus' crucifixion, the three women disciples, Mary Magdalene, Joanna and Mary, mother of James, went to the tomb which Jesus had been laid, to anoint the body with spices and oils. They found the large stone rolled away from the tomb, which was unusual as this stone needed many men to move it, and no body in the tomb. ...read more.

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Everyone had hoped Jesus would be Messiah to save the nation of Israel from the Romans. Jesus joined them, but they did not recognise him. He asked them what they were talking about. They were shocked that he didn't know! They told him everything, about how the women had found the tomb empty, and how the two angels said that Jesus was alive. Jesus explained, as a scripture had foretold: "How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe, All that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and enter the glory?" (Luke 24:25-26). Tariq Husseini As they reached their destination, Jesus made out that he was going further. The two men persuaded him to stay for a meal. At the table Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke the bread, and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognised him, and then he disappeared. ...read more.

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They gave him some broiled fish, and he ate it in their presence. He said to them: "Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me the Law of Moses, and the Prophets and the Psalms. The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day" (Luke 24:44-46). He opened their minds so they could understand the scriptures. He said: "Repentance and the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning in Jerusalem. You are witnesses to these things. I am going to send upon you what my father has promised." (Luke 24:47-49). Jesus led the disciples out of the city, towards Bethany. He lifted up his hands and blessed them. He was then taken up into heaven. A cloud hides him. Two angels say: "This same Jesus who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven." (Acts 1:11). The Disciples returned to Jerusalem, filled with joy. ...read more.

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