What is the significance of the resurrection of Jesus?

What is the significance of the resurrection of Jesus? from Compelling Truth

The resurrection of Jesus Christ was a miracle. No matter if you believe in God or not, no matter if you’re a philosophical naturalist or a Christian, the account and effects of Jesus’ resurrection are truly miraculous.

Non-Christians may scoff at this claim, but let us explain. The resurrection is a miracle in one of three ways – it is either

1. A biological miracle
2. A psychological miracle
3. A theological miracle

Before we continue, two quick points are necessary. First, options one and two above are purely natural – only explanations of the resurrection – and therefore the definition of miraclein their case (“a highly uncommon but still natural occurrence”) is different from how it’s used in the third option, where the biblical definition applies.

Second, it is important to remember that no historical scholar – Christian or non-Christian – doubts the core facts surrounding the resurrection, which are

• Jesus was crucified and buried.
• Three days after His death, His body went missing.
• There were reported appearances of Jesus over the course of 40 days to both believers and unbelievers.
• These individuals were transformed by the appearances, and they began to proclaim Christ’s resurrection even to the point of being martyred for their proclamation.

These are the core facts of Jesus’ resurrection, and these facts are not disputed by any educated historian, secular or religious. That being the case, let’s conduct a brief tour of each possible explanation of the resurrection.

The Resurrection of Jesus – A Biological Miracle
The biological miracle option asserts that Jesus didn’t actually die; rather, those conducting His execution only believed He was dead. Sometime after He was placed in the tomb – and against all biological and medical odds – He revived, emerged, and then presented Himself to His disciples as being raised from the dead.

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