When I was in college, one of my favorite subjects was apologetics. I still love apologetics. I love that our faith in Christ is a reasonable faith that can be defended reasonably. Some have said that the Apostle Paul was the first to use apologetics in defense of his faith in Christ.
In apologetics, there are many reasonable defenses for the resurrection of Christ. For example, if the body of Christ had simply been stolen by his disciples in an attempt to "fake the resurrection" what happened to all of the precautions such as the sealed tomb and the soldiers guarding the tomb. Also, what about the grave clothes that were found neatly left behind in the tomb? What about the over 500 eye witnesses of Jesus who both saw and heard, (and some even ate with!), Jesus after His resurrection. However, it's the evidence in the Bible itself that I want to focus on today. The Bible itself, in spite of being written by so many different authors over a time span of centuries, is consistent in its prophesies of the Messiah's form and place of birth, the way He would die, (even down to small details such as the amount of money that would be given to His betrayer), and in its foretelling of His resurrection. As the Scriptures foretold are four very powerful words. Jesus' life, death, and resurrection perfectly fulfilled all of the centuries of prophecies concerning the coming Messiah. The good news is, He will also fulfill the Scriptures that tell us of His return. In essence, we have a written guarantee that has been proven time and time and time again, that Jesus is Who He says He is and will do what He says He will do. Now that's good news! We serve a Living Savior Who can be counted on. Rejoice!