The whole basis of the Christian religion is the fact that our Savior, Jesus, The Christ rose from the dead.

But did He really rise from the dead? Take away the resurrection of Jesus and you destroy the whole Christian religion.

When the disciples chose a replacement for Judas, they chose someone who had been a witness to the

resurrection. See Acts chapter 1 verse 22. God told centuries before that He would be resurrected. In Psalms

chapter 16 verse 10 it told that He would only stay in the grave for three days. Five times Jesus told that

He would rise from the dead. (John 2:19, John 10:17:18, I Corinthians Chapter 15 verses 1-4). The Bible is

the only religious book that not only makes prophecies, but prophecies that come true when and where It says

it will. The religious leaders did two things to make sure that the body was not moved by His followers.They

sealed the tomb with the Roman seal. One did not dare mess around with anything that had the Mighty Roman

Seal on it. Jesus had told them that He would rise the third day. They were not about to let that happen. If

sixteen solders were on guard to watch Peter when he was in jail, I cannot imagine that fewer than that amount

were on watch to guarantee that this Jesus fellow would not be taken out of His tomb. Yet on the third day

the tomb was empty. If the disciples had stolen Him, all Rome had to do was to produce a body. For two

thousand years all the Romes of the world have not been able to produce a body. Why? It is simple


Did His friends take Him? I cannot even begin to believe that this disillusioned group of pitifully beaten men

could have the power let alone the will to combat the whole Roman Empire and win. This now leaves us

with only one other group that could have taken Him. His enemies. And for what purpose would they take Him?

So He would win? This does not even allow for further thought. Then what really did happen? It is simple:


In a court of law, if I bring charges against you and I am able to produce three or four people who will swear to

my case, it is enough, in most cases to sway a jury in my favor. In the case of Jesus there were over five

hundred people who were witness to His being alive after He had died. They even saw His ascension. In any

court room in this the world this would be more proof than necessary to decide in His favor. Even the Nazis

were put to death with fewer than five hundred witnesses. There is further proof. When He was crucified

there were almost none of His people around. They were all hiding, fearful for their lives. Yet within a few

days they were going throughout Jerusalem,"as a drunken lot", proclaiming that


These very same people who were hiding for their lives just a few days before were willing, and thousands did,

give up their lives for a God who is risen. They spread the words of Jesus all over the world. They were killed

in the most awful way that one could think of. The ones who were torn apart by lions and other wild animals

could have saved their lives by just denying that He is risen. Many left their jobs and homes just to tell people


(IT IS STILL HAPPENING TODAY) These people had seen visual proof. They had touched God after

He HAD RISEN. Where else would this kind of faith come from. If they had not had such faith, Christianity

would have died out just as sects of that time and today will. Another proof that Jesus is important. Did you

know that Rome crucified over thirty thousand Jews? Can you name one more? What more proof do you

need? Now is the time to accept that one risen crucified Jew as your personal savior. Right now where ever

you are, simply say," Jesus, I believe that you are risen. I accept your death on the cross as FULL payment

for my sins. Please come into my heart and be my personal savior. I thank you, Jesus, for hearing my prayer."

If you do the above one day you will be with that JESUS WHO IS RISEN. Too simple for you? How can

anyone be good enough to please God? That is why it is so simple, yet so hard for some people. After all,


Some people tell me they cannot believe because there are no alive witnesses today to verify that He rose. Yet

these very same people believe that a man named George Washington lived over 200 years ago.

Your brother in Christ,

Larry in New Orleans

P.S. There is still one more proof. If there is nothing to Him, why do so many

people fight Him? How can one fight a nothing? Why does no one hate Budda or any other dead person?

The answer is simple. One cannot hate a dead person. Then the most HATED,

that's right, the most HATED person who ever lived must still be alive. YEP!!!


If you want scientific proof, get a book written by a Pulitizer Prize winning reporter who was an atheist.

The book is "A CASE FOR CHRIST". What do you have to lose other than an eternity.

What do you have to gain? An eternity.

Believe it or not:


P.P.S. An article by David Limbaugh.

What if the Bible Really Is True?

If I had to single out one thing that played the greatest role in initially convincing me of the Bible's authenticity

and the truth of Christianity, I'd choose the Old Testament prophecies, especially those concerning the

Messiah. The specificity of some of the individual prophecies is powerfully probative, but the odds against so

many of them being fulfilled in the person of Christ by coincidence are utterly breathtaking. In about 700 B.C.,

the Prophet Isaiah specifically named the king (Cyrus) who would rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem, some 114

years before Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar destroyed it and some 150 years before Persia conquered the

Babylonians and its king (Cyrus) issued the decree to rebuild the Temple. Josh McDowell summarized it this

way: "Thus Isaiah predicted that a man named Cyrus, who would not be born for about 100 years, would give

the command to rebuild the temple which was still standing in Isaiah's day and would not be destroyed

for more than 100 years." Biblical scholar J. Barton Payne cited 574 Old Testament verses containing

messianic prophecies, and countless others have listed and explained them, but my favorite compilation is by

McDowell,who highlights some 60 of them as unmistakable predictions. Let me give you just a sampling with

the humble suggestion that you read and contemplate these verses yourselves. The Messiah would: reconcile

men to God at painful cost to Himself; come from the seed of a woman (Genesis 3:15); be a Semite

(Genesis 9:26); descend through Abraham (Genesis 22:18), Isaac (Genesis 21:12) and Jacob Numbers 24:17)

and be from the tribe of Judah (Genesis 49:10); be a prophet, like Moses (Deuteronomy 18:15), a priest

(Psalm 110:4), the judge (Isaiah 33:22) and king (Psalm 2:6); descend from Jesse's line (Isaiah 11:1) and

David's line and be eternal king (2 Samuel 7:13); be God, the Father's Son (Psalm 2:7; 2 Samuel 7:14); ransom

men and restore their righteousness (Job 17:3); exist before time began and be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2),

and young children would be killed (Jeremiah 31:15); be given gifts (Psalm 72:10; Isaiah 60:6); be called Lord

(Psalm 110:1); be "God with us" (Isaiah 7:14); be anointed by the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 11:2, 42:1); have zeal for

His Father's house and reproach those who would violate it (Psalm 69:9); be announced in advance

(Isaiah 40:3); begin his ministry in Galilee; heal the blind, deaf, dumb and lame (Isaiah 35:5,6); teach in

parables (Psalm 78:2); enter the Temple (Malachi 3:1); enter Jerusalem on a donkey (Zechariah 9:9); be a

stumbling block to the Jews (Psalm 118:22, 8:14); be a light to the gentiles (Isaiah 60:3);

be resurrected (Psalm 16:10); ascend (Psalm 68:18) and sit at the right hand of God (Psalm 110:1); be

betrayed by a friend (Psalm 41:19) and sold for 30 pieces of silver, which he would throw into the Temple

and which would be given for the potter's field (Zechariah 11:12-13); be struck, causing his disciples to scatter

(Zechariah 13:7), which Christ affirmed and repeated (Matthew 26:31); be falsely accused (Psalm 35:11);

stand silent before His accusers (Isaiah 53:7); be wounded and bruised for people's sins (Isaiah 53:5), smitten

and spit upon (Isaiah 50:6) and mocked (Psalm 22:7); be crucified with thieves and plead for those killing him

(Isaiah 53:12); be thirsty (Psalm 69:21); ask God why He had forsaken Him (Psalm 22:1); commit His spirit to

God (Psalm 31:5); and be buried in a rich man's tomb (Isaiah 53:9). Darkness would fall over the land

(Amos 8:9); His hands, feet (Psalm 22:16) and side (Zechariah 12:10) would be pierced, but none of His

bones would be broken (Psalm 34:20); His own people would reject Him (Isaiah 53:3) and hate Him without

cause (Psalm 69:4); His friends would witness His ordeal from afar (Psalm 38:11); and people would cast lots

for his clothing (Psalm 22:18).

McDowell notes that the Old Testament was completed in about 450 B.C., but if you won't accept that,

you can verify that the Septuagint (Greek translation) was begun during the reign of Ptolemy

Philadelphus (285-246 B.C.), which means the Hebrew version had to have been completed at least 250 years

before Christ was born. He also notes that while it's true that Jesus could have arranged to fulfill some of these

prophecies, He could not have orchestrated the place, time and manner of His birth, that He would be

betrayed, the manner of His death, people's reactions to His crucifixion, the piercings and the burial.

The statistical odds that any man might have fulfilled all eight of those prophecies, let alone

61 (or 574) of them, are 1 in 10 to the 17th power. If you're not yet amazed, study Daniel 9:24-27,

which many believe predicts, to the precise year, the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.

Who do you say that He is?

Evolution or design? Read here.

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