"If I shut up the heavens and there is no rain; if I command the locusts to ravage the land; or if I let loose pestilence against My people, when My people, who bear My name, humble themselves, pray, and seek My favor and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear in My heavenly abode and forgive their sins and heal their land." II Chronicles 7:13-1
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    Four Resurrections of ‘J-sus Chr-st’!

        Most people will argue that any different references between the four Gospels of the New Testament are simply due to each writer's reporting a different aspect of the same event. They would have you believe that the four accounts just ducktail together. They would explain the differences as simply that one writer left out a fact the another included.

        However, that is not the way it is. In actuality the accounts vary so widely, it is as if there were four different happenings instead four reports of the same happening. For example if the four gospels contained an accident story one might state that two full size automobiles had a head on collision. Another might state that one eighteen-wheeler rear ended another eighteen-wheeler. Another would report that one goat wagon ran into the side of another one. While yet another might report that the two bicycles actually did not collide but magically one rose over the other a nanosecond before the impact.

        "Give me a break," you might say, "the four accounts are not that different." The 'Christians' state that New Testament statements are fact and do not contradict each other! The book itself warns of false sayings and teachings (Mat. 24:11, 24; Mk. 13:22; 2 Cor. 11:13-15) and admonishes the reader to be as the noble Bereaians AND CHECK IT OUT (Acts 17:11).

        As a case in point lets be noble like the Bereaians and check out the most fundamental doctrine of all 'Christianity.' That is, the one most basic to Christianity, the resurrection. If the resurrection tale is contradictory what about the rest of the book's tales?

    Who First Approached the Empty Tomb?

    1. Mat. 28:1 - Mary Magdalene and the other Mary.
    2. Mk. 16:1 - Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome.
    3. Lk. 24:10 - Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary of James, and the rest of the women.
    4. Jn. 20:1 - Mary Magdalene alone.

      We know, or we suspect, that at least, Mary M. was there since all four mention her!

    Was it After Day Light or Before Dawn?

    1. Mat. 28:1 - As it was getting light.
    2. Mk. 16:5 - At the rising of the sun.
    3. Lk. 24:1 - At early dawn.
    4. Jn. 20:1 - While it was still dark, before sunrise.

    Who Were They Greeted by at the Tomb?

    1. Mat. 28:2 - After an earthquake (only time mentioned) an angel sat on the stone.
    2. Mk. 16:5 - A young man in white, inside the tomb.
    3. Lk. 24:4 - Two men in shining garments.
    4. Jn. 20:12 - Two angels sitting inside tomb.

    Other Questions That Can Be Asked

    1. Did Mary M. know of the resurrection before seeing 'Jesus'? Although Matthew (28:5), Mark (16:6), and Luke (24:5) answer in the affirmative; John disagrees, maintaining that it was 'Jesus' who first revealed himself, to the grief-stricken Mary M. that he was alive (Jn. 20:14-17).

    2. Did the resurrected 'Jesus' first appear to a joy-filled Mary M. on the road (Mat. 28:8-9) or to a grief-stricken Mary Magdalene in the tomb (Jn. 20:14-17)?

    3. When the women were first informed that 'Jesus' had risen, did they fearfully keep the news to themselves (Mk. 16:8) or did they rush to inform the disciples (Lk. 24:9; Mat. 28:8)?

    4. Was Mary Magdalene's initial report to the disciples a hearsay account of what she had been told by two men (Lk. 24:9) or a first-person account of an actual visitation by the risen 'Jesus'? (Jn. 20:18).

        Remember, the disciples did not go to the tomb. They were in town in another place; the women had to go to them, to give them the news about the resurrection. Furthermore, at times, the disciples did not believe the women about the resurrection of 'Jesus.' He had to rebuke them for their unbelief. (Mark 16:14).

    Where Did the Disciples 1st See 'Jesus,' and How Many Saw Him?

    1. Mat. 28:16-17 - Eleven in Galilee.
    2. Mk. 16:7,14 - Eleven in Galilee.
    3. Lk. 24:33,36 .- Eleven in Jerusalem.
    4. Jn. 20:10,19,24 - Ten in Jerusalem (Thomas was not there).
    5. 1 Cor. 15:5 - Peter and then to the twelve.
      But wait! Judas was already dead (Mat. 27:5), and his successor had not yet been chosen (Acts 1:26)--who was number twelve, maybe M.M.?

      This shows, that the disciples were not eyewitnesses to the resurrection even if they say they were:  "but were eyewitnesses of his majesty" (2 Pet. 16:1).   The word "majesty" in Strong's is #G3168 and means "glory" which is referring to his resurrection--so called.

        If you really look at the resurrection chapters in detail, you will see, that there was not a single human being who witnessed the resurrection. Primarily because there was not one and no one was there.

        If the disciples who wrote the four gospels, could not agree with each other, on what happened at the tomb. and if each gospel writer, was guided by "God's" Holy Spirit, then there is something very wrong. None of the gospels writers agree with each other! But how could they, because they were not there!

    Why Four Gospels?

        Would not one gospel be able to tell the truth? However, there is a way to make each gospel writer correct, in what they have written. There must have been four resurrections of four different SAVIORS! Bingo, now the contradicting stories fit. This way, there is no contradiction in any of the four gospels.
         But there would be one big problem with this! Now we must have four saviors, because of the four resurrections. Thus it would be difficult to try to pick out which savior would be the right one. And by the way, there is another big problem with the four resurrections; we have Mary Magdalene in all four gospels, at the resurrections. Could it be, that she could not decide which savior was the right one? Therefore, she went to all four.

        Would you base even the simplest decision upon reports which were so obviously inconsistent and contradictory? Does it make sense to do so when your eternal life is at stake?

        We see that the four gospels are not to be trusted! Now you must come to a decision, to accept the falsehood, or reject it. Those of you that reject this falsehood of the four gospels, and repent before the Holy One of Israel, you must ask Him to forgive you, and to show you where others of like beliefs are, so you can have fellowship with them; He will.

    And [the women's] words [of the resurrection] seemed [to the disciples] as idle tales, and they believed them not. (Luke 24: 11)    And if his own disciples did not believe that he was resurrected--then why should we?

    And that's the way it was, April, 31 AD.


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