Paradise: Where Did Jesus Go After His Resurrection Appearances?

Many emphasize the resurrection of Jesus, but few discuss what happened after His appearances. Where did Jesus go? The event is what Christians call the ascension of Jesus. Acts 1:9-11 reveal what took place following 40 days of appearances by the resurrected Jesus: “And when he had said these things, as they were looking on,…

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Post Resurrection: The Appearances of Jesus

Easter only exists if Jesus literally appeared again after His death. The Bible speaks of Jesus dying on the cross on Preparation Day (Friday in Jewish culture, see Matthew 27:62) and buried the same day by two Jewish leaders (Matthew 27:57-61; John 19:38-42). Let’s go into detail about the post resurrection appearances of Jesus. The tomb…

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When Was Easter?

A Brief Timeline of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Many have debated the exact times of the death and resurrection of Jesus. What can we determine from both Scripture and history to help us discover the most likely times of these important events? First, Jesus died when Pilate was Governor. Historical research regarding Pilate notes he…

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What Historical Evidence Exists for the Resurrection?

Quite a bit of historical evidence exists for the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  In this post, I will follow the lead of historians Gary Habermas and Mike Licona and give you five key facts that the majority of modern historians agree upon (see their book The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus). How can I say…

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Facts Concerning the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

[Editor’s Note: This information is extracted from the transcript of the series “Evidence for the Historical Jesus.” featuring guest Dr. Gary Habermas. The entire series is available through our online catalog here.] This is a scientific world. We look at things according to the preponderance of facts. So if we look at data and it looks…

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How Do Women Eyewitnesses Lend Credibility To The Resurrection Accounts?

In Matthew, Mark, and John, women disciples of Jesus are reported as the first eyewitnesses to the empty tomb and the resurrected Jesus. Many biblical scholars have argued that this lends historical credibility to these Gospel accounts. Why? Michael Licona, in The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach, provides an explanation. The main argument posited…

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