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RE:QUEST

A space for resources to help RE teachers and their students explore the Christian faith

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Jesus: The Resurrection

Why do Christians believe that Jesus rose from the dead?

 

The term resurrection refers to the act of coming back to life from the dead. It is a very important concept within Christianity as it is central to the gospel, the Good News that Christians share of Jesus' life, and how his death on the cross offers us restoration in our relationship with God.

After Jesus was crucified, his body was placed in a cave and a large rock was rolled in front of the entrance. Roman guards were ordered to stand and keep watch over it to ensure that the body wasn't stolen.

However, after three days, Jesus came back to life and came out of the tomb. This is how the resurrection features in Christianity: Jesus coming back to life after he was crucified and pronounced dead.

Over the following 40 days, he appeared to hundreds of people.

But what evidence is there to support this belief?

This film tackles the question, 'What happened to the body?'

What do you think?