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IS THERE A CONSPIRACY?

 
   
   
 

Did someone "stole" the body of Jesus?

 
     
   
   
     

 

 
 
   
 
     
     
 

     Jesus Himself clearly predicted that in three days, he would rise from the dead, thus fulfilling what was written about Him in the Old Testament of the Bible.  The evidence has definitely proven that on the third day, the tomb was indeed empty, however, if Jesus did not rise from the dead, then there are only three possible options available for us to examine:

1)  THE ROMANS STOLE THE BODY….

The Romans had absolutely no motive, reason or desire to steal the body -  it would serve them no purpose.  The Romans actually played a major part in the process of having Jesus crucified. The concept of Jesus actually rising from the dead would only created massive discord and disturbance among the people and could jeopardize Roman control and power.  An empty tomb is the last thing the Roman Empire wanted as it gains them nothing and would only create an uprising in the people!

2)  THE JEWS STOLE THE BODY….

The majority of the Jews did not want to accept Jesus as the Son of God.  These unbelieving Jews were the ones who actually incited the crucifixion.  In fact, they are the ones who asked to have Roman soldiers guard the tomb as they wanted to make sure that no one would remove the body of Jesus.  Obviously, they were doing everything within their power to be absolutely certain that the body of Jesus would definitely remain in the tomb!

3)   THE DISCIPLES, (followers), OF JESUS
STOLE THE BODY….

This option makes absolutely no sense at all since the entire claims of Jesus were hinged on the resurrection!  This final event would now prove without a doubt whether or not Jesus was indeed the Son of God!  If the disciples stole the body, then there would be absolutely no substance to their faith because everything they would be no passion or desire for them to continue serve them on gain. So as you can see, there is no purpose or reason why the disciples would want to steal the body because their hope of obtaining everlasting life was based entirely on the reality and legitimacy of Jesus actually being resurrected!  The disciple Peter said it best, "For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty" (II Peter 1:16).

     You must also remember that anyone who broke the Roman seal that was affixed to the tomb would automatically face death by upside-down crucifixion.  And getting past the Roman guards and moving the gigantic stone in secret would be a major impossibility.

 
   
 
     
   
     
       
     
   
 
     
 

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