The Last Fraud

Matthew 27:64 ESV  Therefore order the tomb to be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples go and steal him away and tell the people, ‘He has risen from the dead,’ and the last fraud will be worse than the first.”

The last fraud of the resurrection is astonishing…so the scientists say.  No man comes back from the grave.  No man returns from death. 

The last fraud, implied in this verse by the chief priests and the Pharisees, is the stolen body of Jesus by his disciples.  How does anyone roll away a stone without waking military-trained guards with a ordered to provide protection and security?  Not only open the tomb, but then steal the body without waking the guards.  The disciples were not trained in stealth black ops.  It would be like a 12-year old little leaguer pitching a no-hitter against the New York Yankees.

The first fraud, however, may be more outrageous.  The fraud of Jesus declaring himself to be the Messiah, the Christ, God’s Anointed One, the Deliverer heralded in the Old Testament prophecies.  The fraud is nullified by the fact that Jesus completely fulfilled over 60 major messianic prophecies.

Regardless of which fraud is more prominent, the first or the last, the resurrection must be dealt with.  Dealt with by looking at the facts.  Dealt with spiritually.

Check out the top 7 denials of the resurrection offered by scientists and historians over the years.  This is the best science has to offer to defeat the resurrection.  defense-of-the-resurrection-theories

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