Search the scriptures; for in them ye THINK ye have eternal life: and they are they which TESTIFY of me. – John 5:39
This is one of the most awesome verses in the entire bible. I know so many people who study and know their bible and still DO NOT know Jesus! In fact, a lot of Atheists know their bible better than most Christians do, yet they still do not believe.
Let me get something straight right now. The bible is NOT the word of God. It is the WORDS of God. The bible is NOT Jesus. It merely TESTIFIES of Jesus.
Jesus is REAL. He was a REAL person and HE lived on this earth among us. Many people seen Him, many people seen the miracles HE did, many people even seen HIM after HE raised from the dead. 1 Cor 15:6, yet many people still have not found HIM, nor do they believe in HIM.
The bible records 12 times that Jesus appeared after HE raised from the dead. They are:
1st of 12 The appearance of Jesus to Marry Magdalene Sunday 17th or 21st of Nisan – Matthew 28:1, Mark 16:9-11, John 20:11-18
2nd of 12 The appearance of Jesus to the other women – Matthew 28:1
3rd of 12 The appearance of Jesus to two disciples (Cleophas and another) on the road to Emmaus – Mark 16:12-13, Luke 24:13-32, John 24:33-35, 1 Corinthians 15:5
4th of 12 The news of the appearance of Jesus to Simon Peter – Luke 24:33-35, 1 Corinthians 15:5
5th of 12 The appearance to the astonished disciples (Thomas absent) with a commission – Mark 16:14, Luke 24:36-43, 1 Corinthians 15:5
6th of 12 The appearance of Jesus to the disciples the next Sunday night – John 20:26-31
7th of 12 The appearance of Jesus to seven disciples besides the Sea of Galilee – John 21:1-25
8th of 12 Jesus appears to the eleven disciples on a mountain in Galilee – Matthew 28:16-20, Mark 16:15-18
9th of 12 12 Jesus appears to about 500 hundred people on a mountain in Galilee – 1 Corinthians 15:6
10th of 12 12 Jesus appears to James his brother – 1 Corinthians 15:7, Galatians 1:9
11th of 12 Jesus appears to the disciples with another commission – Luke 24:44-49 & Acts 1:3-8
12th of 12 Jesus appears to the disciples with another commission – Luke 24:44-49 & Acts 1:3-8
And yet, with all that recorded testimony, there are still people who still do not or will not believe! Go figure!
There, I did all the hard work for you. NOW will you believe?