After the sufferings of his cross, Jesus appeared alive many times to these same apostles over a forty-day period, proving to them with many convincing signs that he had been resurrected. During these encounters, he taught them the truths of God’s kingdom. Acts 1:3 TPT
After leaving the tomb on the third day very much alive, Jesus appeared to over 500 people, including His disciples and family. His family became believers after His resurrection. Who could deny it? Apparently, not those who knew Him best.
The apostle Paul also didn’t become a Christian until he met Jesus post resurrection on the Damascus road. It was shortly after that, according to Lee Stroebel’s “The Case for Christ Daily Moment of Truth”, Zondervan, 2016, p. 53, that Paul received the details of the resurrection and began passing them on. To those who say it is a made up story dating much later, this debunks their theory.
There are, of course, many other proofs. Anything from Lee Stroebel and/or Josh McDowell, among others, makes for interesting and informative reading on the subject of who others say Jesus is.
When Jesus came to Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples this question: “What are the people saying about me, the Son of Man? Who do they believe I am?” They answered, “Some are convinced you are John the Baptizer, others say you are Elijah reincarnated, or Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.” “But you—who do you say that I am?” Jesus asked. Simon Peter spoke up and said, “You are the Anointed One, the Son of the living God!” Jesus replied, “You are favored and privileged Simeon, son of Jonah! For you didn’t discover this on your own, but my Father in heaven has supernaturally revealed it to you.
Matthew 16:13-17 TPT
As for you, who do you say He is?
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