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 God” 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 John 19:17
B Simon, a Cyrenian Mark 15:21, Matthew 27:32, 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 None did.
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” John 19:30
B “Eloi, Eloi, lama shabachthani (translated is “My God, My God, why have You forsaken me?”) Mark 15:34, Matthew 27:46
C “Father, into Your hands I commit my spirit.” 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. John 20:1
B three days and two nights Mark 16:2, Luke 24:1, Matthew 28:1
7 The “Word of God” is uncertain as to whether Roman soldiers guarded Jesus’ tomb.
A No. John 20:1
B Yes. Matthew 28:4
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 Yes. John20:1, Mark 16:4, Luke 24:2
B No. Matthew 28:1-2
9 The “Word of God” is uncertain as to how many people approached the tomb Sunday morning.
A One. Mary Magdalene. John 20:1 (Sunday early dawn)
B Two. Mary Magdalene and the “other Mary.” Matthew 28:1 (Sabbath, still dark, before Sunrise)
C Three. Two Marys and Salome. Mark 16:1 (at the rising of the Sun)
D Five or more.... Two Marys, Joanna, and the other women. 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. John 20:1-2
B By one man sitting inside the tomb. Mark 16:5
C By two men standing inside the tomb. Luke 24:4
D By one angel sitting outside the tomb. Matthew 28:2, 28:5
11 The “Word of God” is uncertain as to how many angels appeared at the tomb.
A Two. John 20:12
B One. Matthew 28:2, 28:5
12 The “Word of God” is uncertain as to if the angel or angels told the Marys that Jesus was “risen.”
A Yes. One angel told two Marys. Matthew 28:6
B No. The two angels were not present to tell Mary Magdalene. 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. Matthew 28:7, Mark 16:6, Luke 24:5
B No One Mary saw two angels but they didn’t say anything. John 20:12, 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. John 20:1, 20:11-14
B To Mary Magdalene on the way to the Galilee. Mark 16:7, 16:9
C To Cleopas and another, at Emmaus. Luke 24:13, 24:18
D To two Marys on the way to Jerusalem. Matthew 26:16
E. To Cephas (Peter) at an unknown location. 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. John 20:1, 20:2
B Yes. She was told by an angel. 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 Matthew 8:10
B No. Mary saw Jesus but thought he was a gardener. Jesus identified himself but said nothing of Galilee. 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. John 20:13, 20:15
B Joy filled. 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. Mark 16:8
B They rushed to inform the disciples. Luke 24:9, 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. John 20:18
B she described what she had been told by two men. 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. 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. Matthew 28:16, Mark 16:14, Luke 24:33
B Ten. Thomas was not present. John 20:24
C Twelve (even though Judas was dead). Matthew 27:5, Acts 1:18, 1 Corinthians 15:5
22 The “Word of God” is uncertain as to how many times Jesus appeared after he was “risen.”
A Four. John 20:14-17, & 20:19-23, & 20:26, & 21:1-23
B Three. Mark 16:9, & 16:12, & 16:14-18
C Two. Luke 24:13-31, & 24:36-51
D Two. Matthew 28:9, & 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???
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. Matthew 28:9
B Yes. By handling his hands and feet. Luke 24:39, John 1:1
C No. Jesus said “Touch me not…” John 20:17
25 The “Word of God” is uncertain as to when the apostles received the “holy spirit.”
A on Easter Sunday John 20:22
B On Pentecost, fifty days later. Acts 1:5, 1:8, 2:1-4
Christ ascended from Mount Olivet or from Bethany???
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.)
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.)