(6) The disciples were transformed and were even willing to die for the truth of these events;

The next fact actually builds upon a previous one. Not only were the disciples once filled with doubt and despair because of their Messiah’s brutal death, but after the experiences that they interpreted as actual physical appearances of Jesus after his death they became emboldened to the point of no return. In other words, their acclaimed experience convinced them of Jesus’ resurrection, and so convinced were they that they were willing to die for the truth of said event. While it is true that men and women may give their lives for a lie, the ultimate sacrifice attests to the fact that the disciples were convinced of that which they believed. In other words, this fact militates against the idea that the disciples conspired or fabricated the resurrection story, and their willingness to die testifies to the validity of their belief that Jesus did indeed rise.

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