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But when the dust has drunk the blood of men,
No resurrection comes for one who’s dead. Aeschylus, Eumenides
Has the art of resurrection died out? Or are we relying on dubious sources? Christopher Hitchens, God is Not Great p142
According to the Bible it was very commonplace at the time: no big trick to it, all the graves opened at the time of the crucifixion and the inhabitants got out and walked around Jerusalem, according to St Matthew, so what’s so important about just one more? Christopher Hitchens, lecture AAI 2007
The Resurrection of Jesus ... is absolutely fundamental to the faith. Professor Jerome Murphy O’Connor
In the years 325 A.D. Constantine summoned his new Bishops to the city of Nicaea ... Their version of the resurrection story was made official. Jesus: The Lost 40 Days, History 2011
The belief that the dead can rise from their dreamless slumbers ... predates the most famous resurrection story. Excavating the Empty Tomb, 2011
The idea that Jesus rose from the dead: the Resurrection. Jesus Was a Buddhist Monk, BBC 2011
Only Christians believe he rose from the dead. ibid.
An extraordinary psychological tool to bring in new converts. ibid.
Some people find it hard to believe in the literal truth of the miracles. Let along the miracle of the Resurrection. ibid.
Week after week congregations gather in Christian churches. ibid.
All Christians affirm their belief in the Resurrection. ibid.
Was the story really new? Now a tablet called the Jeselsohn Stone, named after antiquities collector David Jeselsohn, has recently surfaced. The Jeselsohn Stone threatens to destroy the claim that Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection were unique. The Real Jesus?
The Resurrection is actually the primary story at the heart of Christianity without which you wouldn’t have a movement. Professor Elaine Pagels
J B S Haldane counts fanaticism among the only four really important inventions made between 3000 B.C. and 1400 A.D. It was a Judaic-Christian invention. Eric Hoffer, The True Believer, 1951
Shall man alone, for whom all else revives,
No resurrection know? Shall man alone,
Imperial man! be sown in barren ground,
Less privileged than grain, on which he feeds? Edward Young, Night Thoughts
For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. Matthew 22:30
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? John 11:25&26
But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:
And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them, Touching the resurrection of the dead I am called in question by you this day. Acts 24:14&15&21
Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead? Acts 26:28
Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Romans 6:9
So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption. I Corinthians 15:42
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? I Corinthians 15:51-55
And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.