Experiencing the "post-Easter blues"? Come now, let us be real for a minute. Is Easter over for you? Maybe you are uncomfortable with "Easter" like I am, and prefer "Resurrection Day." No matter. Are your left-over colored Easter Eggs going stale in your refridgerator, and it's time to throw them out? Have your kids eaten all the chocolate Easter Bunnies they want to for at least another year? If so, I have to ask you, did the miracle of Resurrection Day ever really start for you? Or did you just go through the motions, and now you've gone back to the usual as though it never really happened?
We might consider some helps out there on this subject. There is some excellent Bible teaching still available on the Resurrection. Charles Stanley has a CD, "His Resurrection, Our Assurance." You can obtain it by going to his website, or I will. Google gives me Charles Stanley and his The Impact of the Resurrection" on YouTube video, Apr. 19, 2019.
Also go to this resource if you wish:
We as Christians do not blindly believe that Christ rose from the grave just because we were taught it in Sunday School. We should know it as an incontrovertible fact that can stand the full scrutiny of any court of law where the laws and rules of evidence are upheld. This fact is centered, personified in Jesus Christ himself! He declared: "I am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die."
(1) the early origination of ther reports;
(2) the historical nature of the reports, and
(3) early Christian belief in the resurrection of Jesus.
Think about these three areas. They are very, very critical in coming up with a true, factual foundation for believing in the Resurrection. We need not believe blindly. The Bible never asks us to believe blindly. I challenge anyone to show that it does! God opens eyes and our understanding, he doe not blind us and dim our understanding. God is light, not darkness and confusion or believing blindly in hearsay. God is truth, not feeling, whimsy, and conjecture. God is established truth, fact, reality, not conjecture, not fairy-tales, not fiction, not a good feeling you might have. He is all the Bible says He is! Nothing about him will ever change or diminish or fall into the shadows. He dwells in inapproachable light. He is love. He is unchangeable.
Josh McDowell, a Christian apologist who produces excellent defenses of our Christian beliefs, also wrote the book, "The Resurrection Factor."