Proof of the Resurrection: Jerusalem
Proof of the Resurrection: Where the Early Church Started
One of the most convincing proofs of the resurrection is where the early church started.
It started in Jerusalem. Now if the resurrection did not happen, the inhabitants could have easily walked over to the tomb, saw that was still occupied, and promptly returned to laugh in the disciples face.
But the fact is, they didn’t. They got angry with them, they threw them in jail, they made up reasons why the tomb was empty – but they never disputed that the tomb itself – was empty.
If the tomb was full, why not go off to Athens or Rome or Babylon to preach that Jesus Christ raised from the dead? The fact they started in Jerusalem, the very place the resurrection happened – points to the fact they were not afraid of people verifying their story.
So the next time you wonder if the resurrection was real, remember, the disciples had no trouble putting their faith to the test. They knew Jesus was alive and they had an empty tomb to prove it.