After Jesus’ resurrection, one of the most significant questions that arise is whether he ate with his disciples or not. The answer to this question can be found in the Bible, which provides us with enough evidence to support both sides of the argument.
One of the most compelling pieces of evidence that suggest Jesus did eat with his disciples after his resurrection is found in Luke 24:41-43. In this passage, Jesus appears to his disciples and asks for food.
They give him a piece of broiled fish and he eats it in front of them. This shows that after his resurrection, Jesus was capable of eating physical food and thus could have eaten with his disciples.
Furthermore, John’s Gospel also suggests that Jesus had a meal with his disciples after his resurrection. In John 21:12-14, it says that Jesus appeared to His disciples on the shore of the Sea of Galilee and cooked breakfast for them. This story indicates that Jesus was physically present with His disciples and enjoyed a meal with them.
On the other hand, some argue that Jesus did not eat with His disciples after His resurrection because He was no longer bound by physical limitations. In Luke 24:36-39, it says that when Jesus appeared to His disciples, they were frightened because they thought they saw a ghost. To prove to them that He was not a ghost but rather physically present, He showed them His hands and feet.
Additionally, in Acts 1:3-4, it says that after His resurrection, Jesus spent forty days teaching His disciples about God’s kingdom. If He had been eating meals regularly during this time, it seems likely this would have been mentioned as part of His activities during this period.
In conclusion, there are valid arguments both for and against whether or not Jesus ate with His disciples after His resurrection. While some passages in the Bible suggest He did eat with them—such as when He ate broiled fish in front of them and cooked breakfast for them—others suggest that He did not eat with them because He was no longer bound by physical limitations. Ultimately, the answer to this question may be unknowable, but what we do know for sure is that Jesus’ resurrection was a pivotal event in Christianity and continues to inspire and guide Christians today.