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The Importance of Eyewitnesses of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection

The Importance of Eyewitnesses of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection

Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus.” (Luke 1:1-3 NIV)

New Testament writers, especially in the Gospels and Acts, were careful to record that they were relaying the testimony of eyewitnesses, many of whom were still alive after the most of the Testament was written. Their accounts were not fabrications or hallucinations or legends. They were real! read more

Jesus’ Resurrection – Predictions

Jesus’ Resurrection – Predictions

Jesus' Resurrection
Was Jesus really resurrected?

Predictions of the resurrection of Jesus can be found throughout the Old Testament, as well as in the New Testament by Jesus himself. Let’s examine some of the scriptures in which these predictions can be found.

Old Testament Predictions

Lk 24:46 – Repeated claims OT prophets predicted. (Lk 18:31-34; Acts 17:3; Acts 26:22-23; 1 Cor 15:4)

Isa 53:7-10; Acts 8:29-35 – Predictions of Christ
Isa 53:7 – Lamb to slaughter
Isa 53:8 – Cut off from living
Isa 53:9 – Buried
Isa 53:10 – Die
Isa 53:10 – Prolong his days and see his seed – How could this be unless resurrected?
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