Sophomore Religion Notes

 

Jesus is raised from the dead.

 

Read Matthew 28:1-10

 

Who were the first followers of Jesus to learn that he was risen?

 

 

How did the religious authorities explain the empty tomb?

 

 

 

If the disciples had stolen the body of Christ they would have been the first to know

whether or not that Jesus did not rise,  He would have simply died the death of a deluded fanatic.

 

It does not make sense that the twelve men ( his Apostles) would have persisted to the end in maintaining an elaborate conspiracy of falsehood .  Would they have faced death courageously

if they believed that Jesus had not risen from the dead?

Does it make sense that the Disciples lied?                                                   The answer is NO