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But tell me this?since we preach that Christ rose from the dead, why are some of you saying there will be no resurrection of the dead? For if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, then all our preaching is useless, and your faith is useless. And we apostles would all be lying about God?for we have said that God raised Christ from the grave. But that can?t be true if there is no resurrection of the dead. (1 Corinthians 15:12-15 NLT) And if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then your faith is useless and you are still guilty of your sins. In that case, all who have died believing in Christ are lost! And if our hope in Christ is only for this life, we are more to be pitied than anyone in the world. But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died. (1 Corinthians 15:16-20 NLT)

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Bobby, you seem a good chap, but you are "ate up" with biblical influence. There is no historical proof to support any of those resurrection tales, outside of the Bible, yet you assert them as if everyone believes they are facts of history. Everyone does not, largely because they are not. I respect your convictions, but many see the preaching for just what it is.
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That is such a great compliment to you Bobby. You can be prowd that Jesus is prowd of you too.
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Remind these people about Josephus the first century historian who was an eye witness to Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, as well as talking to other eye witnesses.
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Except that Josephus was born years after Christ died. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
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Yes. I do believe in it:)

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Yeah, I believe that Jesus resurrected (:

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Yes, Jesus got resurrected after 3 days when he was crucified! = )

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I do now, they did a show about it on extraordinary people I think you can find it on YouTube not going to ruin it for you but it's freaky to say the least.

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There is no physical evidence that he did. Only the reports of claims of others, and through the fog of time, we have no way to verify that those claims were accurate, or even occurred at all. Therefore, the only way to accept the reality of the resurrection is on faith; to "believe" it happened.

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If you doubt the resurrection, I’m happy. Anything worth believing has to be worth questioning.
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Agreed, BlueJay.
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What about an eye witness? The first century historian named Josephus, he lived thru it.
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@Jerusalem: Josephus Flavius wasn't born until 4 years after the alleged death of Jesus, so he cannot be considered an eye witness. And the fact that there are writings purporting him to be an eye witness, call into question anything he wrote that might support the historicity of Jesus. His accounts were hearsay at best, and it is widely regarded by biblical scholars that the one paragraph he wrote in Antiquities in 93 CE which mentions a man named Jesus was not authentic. So out of the myriad historians writing at the time of Jesus, the only "contemporary" evidence given by Christians is one suspect paragraph written 60 years after Jesus died by a person born after Jesus died. One would think, that with all miraculous things surrounding Jesus' purported resurrection (darkness at noon beyond that of an eclipse, an earthquake, and graves opening and occupants rising up and walking among the living), there would be more than one, rather uninspired paragraph to reference.
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Yes.

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No, I do not.

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Here we go:

Matthew 22:

23 The same day some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came up to Him and questioned Him:

24 “Teacher, Moses said, if a man dies, having no children, his brother is to marry his wife and raise up offspring for his brother.

25 Now there were seven brothers among us. The first got married and died. Having no offspring, he left his wife to his brother.

26 The same happened to the second also, and the third, and so to all seven.

27 Then last of all the woman died.

28 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will she be of the seven? For they all had married her.”

29 Jesus answered them, “You are deceived, because you don’t know the Scriptures or the power of God.

30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage but are like angels in heaven.

31 Now concerning the resurrection of the dead, haven’t you read what was spoken to you by God:

32 I am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob? He is not the God of the dead, but of the living.”

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Do not forget we have an eye witness named Josephus the first century historian, he saw every thing first hand.
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Oh, that s nothing. Today there are so many people who have been dead and are alive. Like the wife of my pastor. When they were in a car accident, her body was smashed. Her spinal chord broke, her heart vessel blew up, her pancreas fell ot of place. She died and there was no way she could be alive. Today, she can even dance. And when they went to a psychologist, th man kept asking them who did the operations, and they kept saying God. Because it was God. There was nothing any doctors could do. But God healed them. Also, this guy in the international channel Cadena del Milagro. Its channel 62, but directv doesnt have it:

http://youtu.be/F8cpM3Ki6GM
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As you can see, he has bulletholes in his head
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The truth of the resurrection continues to affect the world. No other faith is built on such a hope-giving foundation. Jesus Himself said at the grave of Lazarus, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.”

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Dear Remember_Me,

For me, resurrection from the dead (which I assume you mean?) is not a matter of belief so much as a well-established fact...

It actually still seems to happen about once every generation or so, so well-documented that I cannot doubt it...although not really well publicized, of course...

For someone who is truly clear and fully understands the dynamics of creation (as Yeshua ben Joseph, the Christ, certainly does), that kind of reassembly of physical life does not even seem to require a very sophisticated skill.

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What an absolutely wonderful final phrase. :D
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Your argument didn't make one bit of sense.
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@DiJiT: LOL
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Why do you laugh at me? It seriously made no sense at all.
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Ah, Dozy...isn't it nice to be free, more and more, of the burden of excessive logic and reason...the benefits of "making sense" more and more like rumors of Mark Twain's death...
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No, not even remotely. Resurrection is perhaps the single greatest contrivance that Christians cling to in supporting claims of Christ's divinity. It is curious that it took several decades after this supposed event before it was finally recorded by someone who was not even present.

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So true!
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TheZ: you are so wrong...
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BlueJays: Please explain that one. The argument made perfect sense to me. Please explain why you believe he is "So wrong"
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I believe in the resurrection of Jesus..
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While you may believe it, BlueJays (which is your right) there is nothing incorrect in my answer. Belief in the unprovable may be enough for some, but reason and lack of historical support dictates that resurrection is at best unlikely, at worst mere superstition.
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There was an eye witness to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. He is the first century historian Josephus, who had nothing to do in writing the Bible, he wrote his own books.
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Don't ask me to find the information for you; if you are serious look it up yourself, and you can stop saying there is no proof, I just gave it to you.
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TheZ I feel sorry for you..for trying to convince others...Christianity is not for you but you will try to convince others for the rest of your life, but once you go to far it will be to late for you.
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BlueJays: Why do religious people always think they have to PITY those that don't believe? I have nothing to pity in my life. What is there to feel sorry about for wanting people to make the most of the life we have? It is all we've got so we SHOULD be living it and be out in the world trying to make it better instead of spending it preparing for something that you THINK is there.

Jerusalem07: We weren't asking for anecdotal evidence that can't be validated. We are asking for PHYSICAL PROOF. Show us a body! Show us a tomb. Show us ANYTHING at all that we can hold in our hands and study and say conclusively that that is real. I'm sorry to tell you, but the fact is that Christians can NEVER do that.
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DiJiT I still feel sorry for you...if you disagree with Cristianity then get out of it...
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Get out of what?
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@Jerusalem: keep yapping, fool, Josephus was born 5-7 years after Jesus was allegedly resurrected, and was a minion of Rome as an adult, no doubt his info was untainted by bias and license, huh. Some 'facts'.
@BlueJays: your pity and your condescension are just a joke. I likely know more about Christianity, Islam, and any other current or past religion than you can imagine. This is why I don't believe those fearful myths, I won't disguise my cynicism for those pretending to be intelligent who do. It Is I who is laughing at you wasting irreplaceable life hours honoring absent deities and believing ancient fables. Good luck with it, you'll find the relationship extremely one sided.
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TheZ I you want to know more about Christianity then stop mocking us Christians...

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
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We aren't mocking anything. All we are saying is give us PROOF. It would go a LONG way towards getting someone to believe if there was actual physical proof of anything you claim is "The Truth".
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DiJiT Don't spend the rest of your life asking for proof because only God knows where you are going to end up...at the and of your life.

Jesus said unto him, ?Thomas, because thou hast seen Me, thou hast believed. Blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed.?
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Even if I'd never read scripture before you were born, it would still come across as manipulative and paranoid. Read your bible, lest you be exposed to other ideas. It makes you neither clever nor unique that you can recite what ancients put to paper to suit their agenda. It certainly gives the poor faithful a fallback when they can't think for themselves.
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BlueJays: You just gave me a nod there. Because he SAW him he was made to believe. It takes physical proof for someone to believe.

You can believe in stories that were written centuries ago, copied, edited, recopied, and re-edited, but I require physical proof, so I'll be here with science and evidence if it's all the same to you.
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You and me both, DiGiT.
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DiGiT and TheZ you two do not belong here on Religion, Spirituality & Philosophy.
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BlueJays: This is a discussion area. The question was asked "DO you believe?" We do NOT. You obviously do so the two ideals are of course going to clash.

If it was required that everyone believed then there would be no reason to ask any questions here.
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Blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed
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^ What does that even mean? How can you believe in something that has no evidence for it? How can you believe in something that is contradicted even by itself?
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It only means believers reassuring themselves of the viability of their faith thru false mantras and mind games.
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Not even for a second! I never understood how Christians could possibly cling so strongly to such a silly idea.

Anyone today that claims they can rise again after being dead are labeled one thing.....CRAZY.....and yet Christians claim it as a fact all the time.

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Yes, 1Thessalonians 4:13-18.

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Josephus? Really? Josephus wasn't born until nearly a decade after Christ's demise, and had NO first hand knowledge to include in his extensive writings about Jewish history, which he compiled decades later, as a minion of Rome. Your "sources" haven't improved, nor have your responses. Take it to god in prayer, maybe He will hand you a real history book.
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He did we call it the Holy Bible.
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Therein lies the limit if your understanding. I have debunked your nonsense about Josephus, showing your comprehension is confined to the crafted teachings of ancients with less education than a modern eighth grader. I promise to leave you and your automatic responses alone henceforth, in respect to your obvious disadvantage in such debates.
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You have proven nothing but your lack to accept that which can not see. Josephus talked with eye witnesses and you say he didn't. I say he did.
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im open

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Absolutely,I believe EVERYONE gets this marvelous gift

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Me too!
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Yes I do. It was predicted in the Old Testament. It is true, Jesus died and rose the third day. He took the sins away of those who accept and believe Him.

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Absolutely :)

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Sure do

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