The resurrection of Jesus Christ is one of the most significant events in Christian history. It is a cornerstone of the Christian faith and marks the triumph of life over death.
However, there is a lot of debate about which verse in the Bible states when Jesus came back to life. Let’s explore this topic in detail.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is documented in all four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. According to the Bible, Jesus was crucified on a Friday and buried in a tomb. On the third day, which was a Sunday, Mary Magdalene discovered that the tomb was empty and that Jesus had risen from the dead.
Now comes the tricky part – which verse specifically mentions when Jesus came back to life? The answer is not straightforward as there are several verses that mention different aspects of the resurrection.
One of the most commonly cited verses is Matthew 28:6 which says,
“He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.”
This verse clearly states that Jesus has risen from the dead but does not specify exactly when it happened.
Another verse that is often quoted is Luke 24:46-47 which says,
“He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”
This verse mentions that Jesus rose from the dead on the third day but does not give an exact time.
However, if we look closely at Mark 16:9 we get more information about when exactly Jesus came back to life:
“When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons.”
This verse states that Jesus rose on the first day of the week, which was a Sunday. This is why Christians celebrate Easter on a Sunday.
In conclusion, while there are several verses that mention the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Mark 16:9 specifically states that he rose on the first day of the week – which is Sunday. This event is celebrated by Christians all over the world as Easter Sunday.