The Four Problems with Easter

Posted by on Apr 27, 2009 in Rev. Serven

The problem of the Stone. The problem of the Missing Body. The problem of the Faithless Disciples. The problem of the Supernatural Circumstances.

Text: Mark 16:1-8

There are many people in this fallen world who steadfastly reject the resurrection of Jesus Christ. What is their problem? After all, the evidence seems reasonable, and the benefits for believing in Christ are widely known. Why, then, won’t these skeptics believe like the rest of us? It is important for each Christian to understand that belief does not come about on the basis of one’s intellect (cf. Jon 3:3, 5; James 2:19). Paul argues that, “The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.” (cf. 1 Cor. 2:14; Rom 8:7). Therefore, finding specific answers to the “classic problems” associated with the resurrection of Jesus minister primarily to the believer, and not to the unbeliever. They are,

1. Who moved the grave stone?
2. Who took away the body of Jesus?
3. How could the weak and faithless disciples give a convincing testimony for the resurrection of Jesus?
4. How could the resurrection of Jesus be true when it is based upon supernatural circumstances?

Let every Christ, then, acquaint themselves with the compelling evidences for the resurrection of Jesus. Moreover, let these answers bolster our faith in the purpose, plan, and power of our sovereign God. And, if God gives us an opportunity, let us bear witness to the unbeliever of the glories of God.