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Jesus was raised from the dead
There are plenty of reasons to believe that Jesus really was raised from the dead. Things like, why would the disciples die insisting they saw him alive again? People will die for a lot of things but not something they know to be a lie. If it`s made up, why were women the first witnesses of the resurrection in a culture where women were considered pathological liars and their testimony wasn`t admissible in court? If you were making it up, you wouldn`t have had women the first witnesses; you would have had some guy there. There are some good reasons to believe that this really happened, and I`d invite you to check them out if you don`t know those reasons. A good book to start with is called, The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel. Lee Strobel was an atheist journalist who set out to disprove the resurrection, and ended up believing in it, and became a Christian. Read The Case for Christ because if Jesus really was raised from the dead, then that changes everything, doesn`t it? And in order to be intellectually honest, you need to consult all the evidence.

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Peter Encountered The Rised Christ at Least in Jerusalem and in Galilee.

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"So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us - one of these must become a witness with us to his resurrection." ( Acts 1:21-22)

"You that are Israelites, listen to what I have to say: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with deeds of power, wonders, and signs that God did through him among you, as you yourselves know - this man, handed over to you according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of those outside the law. But God raised him up, having freed him from death, because it was impossible for him to be held in its power..." ( Acts )

"The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors has glorified his servant (alt: child) Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided to release him. But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you, and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. And by faith in his name, his name itself has made this man strong, whom you see and know; and the faith that is through Jesus has given him this perfect health in the presence of all of you." ( Acts 3:13)

But Peter and the apostles answered, "we must obey God rather than any human authority. The God of our ancestors raised up Jesus, whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior that he might give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him." ( Acts 5:29)

"You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ - he is Lord of all. That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name." ( Acts 10:36-43)

"This Jesus God raised up, and of that all of us are witnesses. Being therefore exalted at the right had of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you both see and hear." ( Acts 2:32-33)

"This man is standing before you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead. This Jesus is 'the stone that was rejected by you, the builders; it has become the cornerstone.' There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved." ( Acts 4:10-12)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. ( 1 Peter 1:3-5)

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