Now while they were going, behold, some of the guard came into the city and reported to the chief priests all the things that had happened. When they had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, saying, “Tell them, ‘His disciples came at night and stole Him away while we slept.’ Matt 28:11-13
People have been making up stories about what happened to Jesus ever since.
I remember reading in the checkout line at Wal-Mart how He just fainted on the cross and He revived after they laid Him in the coolness of the tomb.
The story continued with He escaped out of the tomb, moved to India, got married, and raised a family.
The article also contained a photo of a man that claims being a descendent of Jesus.
I recall a TV program where they claimed to have found the burial place of Jesus. The inscription on the ossuary said, “Jesus son of Joseph”. Other ossuaries and inscriptions found included Mary (His mother), Mary (Magdalene), a Joses, and Matthew.
If Christ is dead, married, or had His body stolen in the night, then the whole of Christendom collapses and there is no resurrection.
No resurrection means no hope.
No hope means no forgiveness of sin.
And that’s what the adversary wants – for you to have no hope, no forgiveness, and no eternal life.
Don’t believe the lies. HE IS RISEN!