Blog April 20th “Did Jesus really die on the Cross – Part Two”

I Know Its The Start Of The Day from the album Risen! The Musical featuring the Original Cast recorded and produced by Joffy Girling

Continuing on from last week, classic arguments disputing the Resurrection include 1) the disciples hallucinated 2) that Jesus did not really die on the cross but recovered in the tomb 2)   that the disciples stole the body.  The simple responses to 1) are that one person can hallucinate and “see things” but a whole group of people cannot hallucinate and all see the same thing.  To 2) the sudden flow of blood and water which occurred when Jesus was pieced by the soldier’s spear (John 19:34) would have come from Jesus’ pericardium and heart and was, therefore a sure sign that He was dead.  To 3) quite simply what would the disciples have gained from stealing the body of Jesus?

Another argument is that the whole story of Jesus’ Resurrection is a fairy story, but for that to be true the authenticity of the Gospels would have to be disproved- I’ll have a look at this issue next blog but I just wanted to say this week how amazing it was that Risen! The Musical was broadcast five times over the Easter weekend in Romania. Credo TV broadcast it on Easter Saturday at 10.00 pm, which I am told is the absolute prime time in Romania,- also on Easter Sunday at 6.00 am and 12.00 noon. Alfa- Omega TV broadcasts were on Easter Sunday at 5.30 pm and 3.00 am on Easter Monday. My apologies to anyone who tried to watch any of these after reading my Facebook posts – I forgot to add that Romania is 2 hours ahead of the UK in time and so I personally missed the broadcasts until I realised what was happening – I then watched a live stream of the 3.00 am Easter Monday broadcast at 1.00 am!!

Both Credo TV and Alfa- Omega TV broadcast far wider than just Romania and live stream all over the world including USA. It is amazing to think of how many people may have watched Risen! The Musical this Easter.

Credo TV posted a promo with Romanian subtitles which I will share with you next week.