Risen How?

Jesus risen

HOW​?

Christians state the the PROOF of Jesus being the “son of god”, a deity, is the story about his resurrection from the dead.  The Christian credibility and veracity is based on the facts of the story of Jesus having “risen.”  In their New Testament, which they claim is the  “Word of God”, they even refer to the resurrection in a verse saying,

“For as yet they did not know the Scripture that he [Jesus] must again rise from the dead,”  John 20:9. 

However there is NO such Scripture in the Torah (the Old Testament), the Books of the Prophets, or anything anywhere else even closely resembling that statement.  But it sure sounds good to people who blindly believe.

 

1  The “Word of God” is uncertain as to which day Jesus was crucified on.

A  On the day before Passover, the fourteenth day of Nissan.  John 13:1, 13:29, 18:28, 19:14

B  On the first day of Passover, the fifteenth day of Nissan  Mark 14:17-25, Luke 22:14-23, Matthew 26:20-30

 

2  The “Word of Go​d” is uncertain as to what time Jesus was crucified.

A  At 9 AM, the third hour  

 It was nine in the morning when they crucified him.     Mark 15:25  NIV

B  After 12 Noon, the sixth hour    

And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour; and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your king. . . . Shall I crucify your king?  John 19:14, 15

The “Word of God” is uncertain as to who carried the cross to Golgatha prior to the crucifixion.

A  Jesus himself 

Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha).   John 19:17

B  Simon, a Cyrenian  

A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus,was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross.    Mark 15:21   

 As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross.    Matthew 27:32  

As the soldiers led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.     Luke 23:26

4  The “Word of God” is uncertain as to whether the two crucified with Jesus believed in Jesus.

A  One did. 

And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him. . . . But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost thou not fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?    Luke 23:39-41

B  Neither believed in him. 

In the same way the rebels who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.  Matthew 27:44

5  The “Word of God” is uncertain as to what were the last words of Jesus.

A  “It is finished” 

When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.     John 19:30

B  “Eloi, Eloi, lama shabachthani (translated is “My God, My God, why have You forsaken me?”)

And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”)     Mark 15:34

About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli,[a]lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).     Matthew 27:46

C  “Father, into Your hands I commit my spirit.” 

 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”[a] When he had said this, he breathed his last.     Luke 23:46

6  The “Word of God” is uncertain as to how many days Jesus was in his tomb. Jesus prophesized 3 days and 3 nights.

A  two days and two nights. 

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.     John 20:1

B  three days and two nights 

Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb     Mark 16:2

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb.     Luke 24:1

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.    Matthew 28:1

7  The “Word of God” is uncertain as to whether Roman soldiers guarded Jesus’ tomb.

A  No. 

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.     John 20:1

B  Yes. 

The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.     Matthew 28:4

Resurrection inconsistencies chart

8  The “Word of God” is uncertain as to whether the stone that covered the tomb of Jesus was removed when the women first arrived.

A  No, not removed. 

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.  There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.     Matthew 28:1-2

B  Yes, removed.  

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.     John 20:1

But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away.     Mark 16:4

They found the stone rolled away from the tomb,     Luke 24:2

9  The “Word of God” is uncertain as to how many people approached the tomb Sunday morning.

A  One.    Mary Magdalene.    (Sunday early dawn)

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.     John 20:1  

B  Two.    Mary Magdalene and the “other Mary.”  (Sabbath, still dark, before Sunrise)

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.     Matthew 28:1  

C  Three.   Two Marys and Salome.    (at the rising of the Sun)  

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body.     Mark 16:1

D  Five or more....  Two Marys, Joanna, and the other women. 

It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles.     Luke 24:10

10  The “Word of God” is uncertain as to whom the women at the tomb greeted and where they greeted them.

A  By no one at all. 

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”     John 20:1-2

B  By one man sitting inside the tomb. 

As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.     Mark 16:5

C  By two men standing inside the tomb. 

While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them.     Luke 24:4

D  By one angel sitting outside the tomb. 

There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.     Matthew 28:2,

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.     Matthew 28:5

11  The “Word of God” is uncertain as to how many angels appeared at the tomb.

A  Two. 

and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.     John 20:12

B  One. 

There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.     Matthew 28:2,

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.     Matthew 28:5

12  The “Word of God” is uncertain as to if the angel or angels told the Marys that Jesus was “risen.”

A    One angel told two Marys. 

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.     Matthew 28:6

B   The two angels were not present to tell Mary Magdalene. 

So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”      John 20:2

13  The “Word of God” is uncertain as to whether the angels tell Mary that Jesus would appear in Galilee.

A  Yes.  One angel told two Marys. 

Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”      Matthew 28:7

“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene,who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.      Mark 16:6

 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?      Luke 24:5

B  No  One Mary saw two angels but they didn’t say anything. 

and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.     John 20:12

C  They talked to her.

They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”  “They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.”     John 20:13

14  The “Word of God” is uncertain as to where and to whom did the “risen” jesus reveal himself.

A  To Mary Magdalene, at the tomb. 

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.     John 20:1

Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”  “They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.      John 20:11-14

B  To Mary Magdalene on the way to the Galilee. 

But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’”     Mark 16:7

When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons.     Mark 16:9

C  To Cleopas and another, at Emmaus. 

Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem.     Luke 24:13

One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”     Luke 24:18

D  To two Marys on the way to Jerusalem. 

From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.     Matthew 26:16

E.  To Cephas (Peter) at an unknown location. 

and that he appeared to Cephas,[a] and then to the Twelve.      1 Cor. 15:5

15  The “Word of God” is uncertain as to who Mary received word from an angel of the resurrection.

A  No.  She was told by Jesus. 

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”     John 20:1-2

B  Yes.  She was told by an angel. 

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.     Matthew 28:6

16  The “Word of God” is uncertain as to whether Jesus told Mary he would appear in Galilee.

A  Yes.  Both Marys informed the disciples they were to meet in Galilee 

When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.      Matthew 8:10

B  No. Mary saw Jesus but thought he was a gardener.  Jesus identified himself but said nothing of Galilee. 

At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. 15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”). 17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” 18 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.    John 20:14-18

17  The “Word of God” is uncertain as to Mary Magdalene’s state of mind when Jesus first appeared to her after his death

A  Grief stricken. 

 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”  “They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.”     John 20:13

He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”    John 20:15

B  Joy filled. 

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him.     Matthew 28:8-9

18  The “Word of God” is uncertain as to how the women reacted when they first heard Jesus had “risen.”

A  They fearfully kept the news to themselves. 

Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.     Mark 16:8

B  They rushed to inform the disciples. 

When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others.     Luke 24:9

 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.    Matthew 28:8

19  The “Word of God” is uncertain as to how Mary Magdalene reported the news to the disciples.

A  She described her visitation by “risen” Jesus. 

Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.     John 20:18

B She described what she had been told by two men. 

When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others.     Luke 24:9

20  The “Word of God” is uncertain as to who Mary met after seeing the angels.

A  Jesus. 

John,  Mark,  Matthew

B  The disciples. 

 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” Then they remembered his words. When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles.         Luke 24:4-10

21  The “Word of God” is uncertain as to how many disciples were present when Jesus appeared to them.

A  Eleven.  Judas was dead. 

 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.     Matthew 28:16

 Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen.     Mark 16:14

They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together     Luke 24:33

B  Ten.  Thomas was not present. 

Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came.John 20:24

C  Twelve (even though they don't account for Judas being dead at that time !!!). 

 So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.     Matthew 27:5

With the payment he received for his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out.     Acts 1:18

 and that he appeared to Cephas,[a] and then to the Twelve.      1 Corinthians 15:5

22  The “Word of God” is uncertain as to how many times Jesus appeared after he was “risen.”

A  Four. 

At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. 15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”). 17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”      John 20:14-17

 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. 21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”    John 20:19-23

A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”     John 20:26

 Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee.[a] It happened this way: ....  14 This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead.      John 21:1-23

B  Three. 

When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons.      Mark 16:9

Afterward Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking in the country.      Mark 16:12  

Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen. 15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”

 Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen. 15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”     Mark 16:14-18

C  Two. 

    Luke 24:13-31

   Luke 24:36-51

D  Two. 

Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him.    Matthew 28:9

When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”      Matthew 28:17-20

E  One. 

     1 Corinthians 15:5, 6, 7, 7, 8

23  The “Word of God” is uncertain as to what city Jesus appeared in after he was “risen.”

A  All were in Jerusalem 

    Luke 24:13-53

B  All were in Galilee 

    Matthew 28:7-20

Jesus First Appeared to the Eleven Disciples in a Room at Jerusalem or on a Mountain in Galilee???

Room at Jerusalem

And they rose up the same hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together. . . . And as they spake, Jesus himself stood up in the midst of them. . . . But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. (Luke 24:33, 36, 37.)

The same day, at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut, where the disciples were assembled, . . . came Jesus and stood in the midst. (John 20:19.)

Mountain in Galilee

Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, unto a mountain where Jesus had appointed. And when they saw him they worshipped him, but some doubted. (Matt. 28:16, 17.)

The Disciples were Commanded Immediately after the Resurrection to go into Galilee or to Tarry at Jerusalem???

Galilee

Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid; go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me. (Matt. 28:10.)

Tarry in Jerusalem

But tarry ye in Jerusalem until ye be endued with power from on high. (Luke 24:49.)

24  The “Word of God” is uncertain as to if Mary was permitted to touch Jesus after he had “risen.”

A  Yes.  By his feet. 

Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him.      Matthew 28:9

B  Yes.   By handling his hands and feet. 

Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”     Luke 24:39

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.   John 1:1

C  No.  Jesus said “Touch me not…” 

Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”      John 20:17

25  The “Word of God” is uncertain as to when the apostles received the “holy spirit.”

A  on Easter Sunday 

And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.     John 20:22

B  On Pentecost, fifty days later. 

For John baptized with[a] water, but in a few days you will be baptized with[b] the Holy Spirit.”     Acts 1:5

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”     Acts 1:8

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them.     Acts 2:1-4

Christ ascended from Mount Olivet or from Bethany???

Mount Olivet

And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight. . . . Then returned they unto Jerusalem, from the mount called Olivet. (Acts 1:9, 12.)

Bethany

And he led them out as far as to Bethany; and he lifted up his hands and blessed them. And it came to pass that while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. (Luke 24:50, 51.)