Confirmation of Resurrection


The best truth of Christianity rests heavily on the Resurrection. If Jesus rose from the grave, who saw him? How trustworthy were the witnesses? Those who claimed to have seen the risen Jesus went on to turn the world upside down. Most of them also died for being followers of Christ. People rarely die for halfhearted belief.

These are the people who saw Jesus risen from the grave:

  1. Mary Magdalene

Mark 16:9-11; John 20:11-18

  1. The other women at the tomb

Matthew 28:8-10

  1. Peter in Jerusalem

Luke 24:34; 1 Corinthians 15:5

  1. The two travelers on the road

Mark 16:12-13; Luke 24:13-35

  1. Ten disciples behind closed doors

Luke 24:36-43; John 20:19-25

  1. All the disciples, including Thomas (excluding Judas Iscariot)

Mark 16:14; John 20:26-31; 1 Corinthians 15:5

  1. Seven disciples while fishing

John 21:1-14

  1. Eleven disciples on the mountain

Matthew 28:16-20

  1. A crowd of 500

1 Corinthians 15:6

  1. Jesus’ brother James

1 Corinthians 15:7

  1. Those who watched Jesus ascend into heaven

Luke 24:44-51;