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What evidence is there in Luke's Gospel to bring a Christian to believe that Jesus rose from the dead

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What evidence is there in Luke's Gospel to bring a Christian to believe that Jesus rose from the dead? There is lots of evidence in Luke's Gospel that can bring a Christian to believe that Jesus rose from the dead. One piece of evidence is the fact that the person who buried Jesus, who was called Joseph, was a "good and upright man" therefore he would not lie and make the story of the Resurrection more believable. Another piece of evidence is that Mary Magdalene, Joanna and Mary, the mother of James, went to Jesus' tomb with spices to anoint Jesus' body. However, when they got to the tomb, they realised that the stone that was supposed to block the entrance of the tomb was rolled away and Jesus' body was no longer in the tomb. ...read more.

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Another piece of evidence is when Jesus appeared to the two disciples after he was resurrected. The story begins with two disciples walking to Emmaus and as they were walking, Jesus joined them but they did not recognise him. Then the disciples began a conversation with Jesus about how Jesus was a powerful prophet, how he had been killed by the Jews, how they had hoped that he was the Messiah, how the women had found the tomb empty and that the angels had said that Jesus was alive: "He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people." (Luke 24:19) Then Jesus explained, "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 then enter his glory?" ...read more.

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Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have. (Luke 24:39) Jesus then asked for some food to eat and therefore, the disciples gave him some broiled fish. He ate it in their presence and demonstrated that his body was real and not that of a ghost as he could be touched and eat. He then said, "This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms." (Luke 24:44) Also, in the Ascension, Jesus led his disciples out of Bethany and then he was taken up into heaven. A cloud hid Jesus and two angels said: 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) Then the disciples returned to Jerusalem filled with joy and glee. ...read more.

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