Now if Christ is preached that He rose from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?
— 1 Corinthians 15:12
Look at the resurrection, my friends, from the eyes of the unbeliever. I want to tell you that the resurrection is a highly unlikely thing. In fact, it is incredible when you really stop to think about it. It is so incredible that David Hume, the famous Scottish philosopher and skeptic, said that the universal experience of mankind declared that when people die they are dead, and the dead stay that way. Oh, yes, there are those who are clinically dead for a few minutes, but it has never been seen, he said, in the experience of mankind that those who have been dead for days or weeks or years or centuries have ever plopped up out of the sod and walked again.
So the universal experience of mankind is against that ever happening. Of course, Hume forgot to include the only really significant experience in his statement. Jesus Christ transformed the world when He walked out of the tomb on the first Easter morning. He answered that question, “Shall man live again?” in the affirmative, once and for all.
Question to ponder:
What were some of the proofs that Jesus gave His disciples to convince them that He was risen from the dead?