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When I ask to borrow a forty-something man’s pen, he gives me the pen and a hug.
No other event like it has been recorded in history.The significance of the first Easter is breathtaking.In fact, the witness of the apostles and believers across the ages is that without the resurrection, there could be no Christianity.Weeping, one of them asked a gardener if he knew where the body had been taken. "And then he appeared to me as if to one born late," he said.Then she recognized the "gardener" as Jesus himself. All arguments against the resurrection must take into account the eyewitness testimony of the early disciples, the great church that sprang from them, the witness of changed lives around the world, and the empty tomb.“I didn’t know it could be so tough.” Former Harvard starting quarterback Collier W.
Winters ’12 approached Chen that day in the Science Center.
Even notable anti-Christian scholars admit that the early church held the resurrection as fact, however much those same scholars hope to show that the church was mistaken in its belief. Some of Christ's female followers were on their way to the tomb to anoint his body. Imagine their surprise when they found it rolled back and the body gone! Afterward, Jesus appeared several times to his disciples (sometimes passing through walls) and to his brother James.
The records we have tell us that Christ was buried. About dawn of the first day of the new week (Sunday) an earthquake shook the tomb. They supposed it had been removed and laid somewhere else. Paul lists a number of appearances, including one to over 500 people at once.
Yet despite warnings and cautionary tales, it is the Boston branch of this very church that has attracted dozens of Harvard students over the years and counts several Harvard alumni among its leadership.
Chen may not have known about the church’s contentious past and present, but, from his perspective, perhaps it was for the best that he remained blissfully ignorant of the controversy.
It has spawned websites devoted to detailing its supposedly malevolent machinations and innumerable articles and exposés.