I find it difficult to believe that even the most hardheaded skeptic at the time would see a man who was supposed to be dead walking the Earth, shake
their head and go, "No, I still think he's full of it."
Why was doubt still cast over Jesus even after he rose from the dead? After the resurrection, followers of Jesus were still prosecuted and put to
death, but why? Surely such a miraculous feat should've cemented their leader's gospel?
It appears to me like there could only be two explanations for this. The resurrection happened in the most unconvincing way imaginable, except to his
followers and whoever they managed to convince. Or, the resurrection never happened at all.
Apparently, when Jesus came back to life, he appeared only to his followers, and a random group of "more than 500 people at once", and remained on
Earth for 40 days. First of all, wouldn't it have made more sense to appear in this manner to the whole world
, as to leave no doubt surrounding
his status as the 'Messiah'. Why would he leave his disciples to impart something of such great importance on his behalf that he could've done himself
so much more convincingly, simply by walking in front of the whole town for instance?
If he'd done in that way, I suspect everyone to this date would be Christian without question. Win/Win for God and humanity?
24-2-2013 by namine because: more detail