Last updated on April 18th, 2021 at 05:31 am
The tomb was empty. With no body inside, it was never venerated as a shrine. The disciples could not have stolen the body in the dark of the night, as the Jews claimed. How could ordinary fishermen overpower the dreaded soldiers of the Roman army? Besides, they later died for their faith. Nobody will willingly die for something they know is a lie. The Jews could not have taken the body, for the simple reason that they did not produce it later to end all the rumours of resurrection. Besides, they still claim that the body was stolen by the disciples. Yes, the tomb was empty. The disciples boldly preached resurrection to the very people who could easily go and verify that the tomb is empty. And there is no better explanation for their sudden transformation. Jesus’ own brother, James, had to change his mind. There was no other way. The tomb was empty. For He had risen.