Skeptics say, “Jesus–back from the dead? I don’t think so.” or ”The resurrection is a lie!”
There have always been skeptics. People who call Jesus’ resurrection a legend, even a hoax. But the early followers of Jesus literally proclaimed that he was raised from the dead! So, is the tomb empty?
There are those who say the disciples took Jesus’ body. Maybe they staged the whole thing! But there’s a problem. Many of those disciples died for their belief–for their proclamation that Jesus was risen. Would they be willing to die for a lie?
What’s left? The empty tomb is left. You don’t have to toss out common sense to believe the resurrection of Jesus. In fact, it’s just as challenging to disprove the resurrection as to prove it. He is risen!
“He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee…” (Luke 24:6).