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Selwyn Hughes

For Reading and Meditation:     Acts 2:29-41

Let us pursue the question we asked yesterday: What exactly do we mean by resurrection? Some try to explain the resurrection as resuscitation - the return to life from apparent death. Those holding this view subscribe to what is called "The Swoon Theory." There are two forms of this theory. One maintains that Jesus did...

Bible Verses: Acts 2:29-41John 19:34Luke 24:1-53Mark 16:12

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William MacDonald

The Lord Jesus had no sooner risen from the dead when His enemies began to fabricate an alibi to explain away the miracle. The best falsehood that they could concoct at that time was that the disciples came by night and stole the body. (The swoon theory, suggesting that Jesus did not really die but only swooned, didn't surface till centuries later.) Unfortunately for the theft theory, as for all the other theories, it raises more questions than it answers. For example:

Why didn't the...

Bible Verses: Matthew 28:12-13Luke 24:12John 20:6-7

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James Russell Miller

Luke 24:1-12

The important question in all that refers to Christianity is, "did Jesus truly rise again?" Paul says that if He did not rise, our faith is vain, we are yet in our sins, and we have no Redeemer (see 1 Corinthians 15:14). Until that morning Death had been an unchallenged conqueror. All the generations of men had been taken captive by him, and not...

Bible Verses: Luke 24:1-121 Corinthians 15:142 Corinthians 5:81 Thessalonians 4:14

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James Russell Miller

Luke 24:1-12

The important question in all that refers to Christianity is, "did Jesus truly rise again?" Paul says that if He did not rise, our faith is vain, we are yet in our sins, and we have no Redeemer (see 1 Corinthians 15:14). Until that morning Death had been an unchallenged conqueror. All the generations of men had been taken captive by him, and not...

Bible Verses: Luke 24:1-121 Corinthians 15:142 Corinthians 5:81 Thessalonians 4:14

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