Skip to comments.He is risen, indeed!
Posted on 04/22/2011 12:28:30 PM PDT by GonzoII
In the early Church, when one Christian would greet another, often he would say: "He is risen."
And the other would respond, "He is risen, indeed!"
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the greatest fact in human history. Yet throughout the centuries to our present time, skeptics have argued against the historical reliability of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
According to Liberty University professor Dr. Gary Habermas, "The fact that women reported the empty tomb is the best reason to believe it, 'cause it's not a scenario anybody would make up." The empty tomb was a fact of history.
Another piece of evidence for the bodily resurrection of Christ deals with the first eye-witnesses and the first to testify they had seen Him risen from the dead. René López observes, "If the resurrection was to be a hoax, you would never use women to validate something like the resurrection, if you wanted to lie about it, because in the first century, according to the rabbinic writings, a woman's testimony was as valid as a thief's."
Furthermore, the apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15 that Jesus appeared to 500 people at one time after His resurrection. Many of these were still alive at the time Paul wrote that. He basically encourages his readers to go talk with them.
Another reason Christians believe Jesus rose from the dead is that the whole Christian movement began in Jerusalem. Dr. Maier points out: "Where did Christianity first begin in terms of the organized proclamation that Jesus rose from the dead? Only one place on earth -- Jerusalem. There, least of all, could Christianity ever have gotten started if the moldering body of Jesus of Nazareth were available any time after Sunday morning.
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Nice way to try and convince folks of your testimony, just convince them that you're "stupid".
‘In the early Church, when one Christian would greet another, often he would say: “He is risen.”
And the other would respond, “He is risen, indeed!””
We still use this greeting in Church Slavonic.
After the Easter season, the greeting becomes
“Slava Isusu Christu” (Glory to Jesus Christ)
“Slava na veky” (Glory forever)
A little early, but...