Whom did Jesus appear to after He was raised?

June 23rd, 2010

One of the key foundations of the Christian faith is that Jesus died and rose again. As Christians we believe in the Bible’s account that Jesus rose bodily. He wasn’t some sort of ghost or spirit, but flesh and blood.

One of the reasons we believe this is because of the many eye witness accounts of seeing Him after He was raised. Here are a few…

1. To Mary Magdalene at the Tomb (Mark 16:9-11, John 20:11-18)

2. To Mary and the other Mary (Matthew 28:9-10)

3. To Peter (Luke 24:34, 1 Corinthians 15:5)

4. To the Disciples on the road to Emmaus (Mark 16:12-13, Luke 24:13-35)

5. To the Apostles in the Upper Room (Mark 16:14-18, John 20:24-29)

6. To the Disciples at the Sea of Galilee (John 21:1-22)

7. On the Mount of Olives (Luke 24:50-51, Acts 1:6-11)

8. To more than 500 people (1 Corinthians 15:6)

9. Many times in the 40 days after His resurrection (Acts 1:3)

10. To James (1 Corinthians 15:7)

As you can see Jesus appeared many times to His followers in public and in private. Both the Bible and other historical writers at the time mention the resurrection of Jesus.

I believe that there is too much evidence to show Jesus was raised in bodily form before He returned to heaven.

God Bless,