Is the Resurrection Real?

If you’re a Christian, madaling sabihin na yes. Pero kapag tinanong ka na, “paano mo nalaman?” baka po may mga ilan sa inyo, sasabihin na lang ay, “Kasi sabi ng nanay o tatay or pastor ko.”
 
Paano kaya natin ito masasagot na hindi kailangang pumunta sa mga nanay, tatay at bahay ng pastor?

Lalo na ngayon, may social distancing, medyo may logistics problem tayo diyan. Hmm…

So to help us, heto. Sinulat namin ang ilang mga possible na sagot.

Totoo ba ang resurrection? We believe yes. Not just because sinabi ng mga trusted people namin, pero historically rin kasi, yes.

Now, hindi kami historians, pero nagbasa-basa kami at ito ang mga conclusion ng mga experts sa subject.

To make things easier, hinango namin itong article na ito kay Josh McDowell so may sound reasoning and back-up ito.

1. May witness.

During the time na sinulat ang Gospels, marami pang buhay na tao na mismong nakakita kay Jesus (1 Cor. 15:26). He rose from the dead, conversed with people. He is alive.

Even Luke testified to this. He was not one of the twelve apostles, pero he looked into this resurrection story and studied it well.

Isang kritiko niya mismo ang nagsabi na “first rank” historian si Luke. Grabe siya magresearch ng facts and historical events. Daig pa yung chismosa mong friend na may naiiwang details sometimes.

2. Napakahirap buksan ang tomb para nakawin ang katawan ni Jesus.

Dalawang toneladang bato ang normally ginagamit panakip sa mga tomb na ganito noon (Matthew 28:2, Luke 24:2, Mark 16:3-4). Kung maaalala mo, inilibing ang katawan ni Jesus sa hiram na libingan (Luke 23:50-53).

Selyado ang tomb. Bantay-sarado ng mga Roman soldiers. Napakahirap itakas ng katawan nang hindi nag-iingay.

High-level Money-Heist-Meets-Prison-Break peg ang kakailanganin para magawa ito.

Kung totoong ninakaw nga ng mga disciples ang katawan ni Jesus para ipakalat na nabuhay Siyang muli, bakit walang narinig ang mga Roman soldiers?

Nag-sleeping pills ba sila? Very “exceptional” ang training ng mga Roman soldiers so hindi pwedeng tutulug-tulog sila sa pansitan. So paano?

Actually, totoong sobra-sobra ang evidence ng resurrection ni Jesus nakakalimutan natin minsan na historically sound siya.

3. Hostile evidence

Mismong Jewish (mga kalaban dati ng mga bida sa story natin) writings ang nagpapatunay na nabuhay ang Panginoon noon.

Kung titignan natin, kapag kalaban na mismo ang nagsabing nag-resurrect ang Panginoon, matinding ebidensya na ito talaga.

Bakit naman kasi nila sasabihin ‘yon? E di matatalo sila lalo. Hindi pwede yun. Dapat malakas din sila.

Marami pang evidences na nagpapatunay sa Resurrection of Christ. Ito ay isa sa mga matinding pundasyon ng pananampalataya natin. Sabi nga ni Paul (Bible reference below), kung hindi si Lord nabuhay muli, our faith is futile. Ganun siya kabigat.

Sagot pa ni Josh McDowell nung tinanong bakit hindi niya ma-refute ang Christianity: It’s because “I am not able to explain away an event in history — the resurrection of Christ.”

So if you think na joke-joke lang ang Christianity, kaibigan, nagkakamali ka. Ang ating faith na pwedeng iput into question ng mga hindi naniniwala dito ay maaaring tumindig head high against accusations of errors and illogicalizations (imbentong word).

So next time na may matanong sayo, “Totoo ba yan? Baka kwentong barbero yan,” pwede mo silang masagot nang clear, crisp, resounding, echoing-into-eternity na “no.”

12 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. 15 More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. 19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. 
1 Corinthians 15:12-19 NIV

 

For more information, feel free to read from this link. Dito namin hinango yung article. Pinaigsi lang namin at medyo tinagalized (imbentong word).

 

We compiled resources for your own study.

1 Corinthians 15:12-19

https://www.crossway.org/articles/the-resurrection-a-physical-and-historical-event/

https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/historical-evidence-for-the-resurrection

 

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