Witness to the resurrection

The only sacrifice that God has accepted for human sin is the sacrifice of Jesus. And He proclaimed His acceptance of this sacrifice by resurrecting Jesus from the dead on the third day.

Paul the Apostle refers to over 500 witnesses that met Jesus after His resurrection, in addition to His disciples, and most of them lived for more than 25 years afterward. (1.Corinthians 15,6). Even more people witnessed His death, including the Romans that carried out the crucifixion.


After the resurrection, Jesus said to His disciples: "These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me. And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. Then He said to them, Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and the repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations. And You are my witnesses of these things." (Luke 24, 44-48)

Thomas, one of the twelve, was not with the disciples the first time Jesus came to them after the resurrection. "The other disciples therefore said to him; We have seen the Lord. So he said to them, Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.
After eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said; Peace to you! Then He said to Thomas; Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing. And Thomas answered and said to Him; My Lord and my God. Jesus said to him; Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
(John 20, 24-29)