Many Witnesses

I Corinthians 15:6
After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

At the time of Paul’s writing, a person could have verified the truthfulness of the apostle’s statements. The majority of the five hundred people who saw the risen Christ, as well as all the apostles and James (the half-brother of Jesus), were still living.

Many Theologians call the resurrection of Jesus Christ one of the most verifiable events in ancient history. They say that if we can believe anything from the past, we can certainly trust that Jesus rose from the dead. The evidence is that overwhelming.

In I Corinthians 15:6-8 the apostle Paul lists many of the people who saw the risen Christ in His glorified body.

1Corinthians 15:3-8
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.

Anyone wanting to know about this, Paul says may ask them because “most of them remain.”

PLEASE READ ACTS 1:23-26
23 And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,
25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.
26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Any lawyer will tell you eyewitnesses are not infallible. But when five hundred all say the same thing, we can take that to the bank!.

Accept Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, today. Today is the day of salvation. Now is the accepted time. You may not have tomorrow. Salvation is free. Have a Blessed Day.

Courtesy of Edward Jeffries

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