Bible says that the 500 people who witnessed the risen Jesus is still with us. Are they still alive?

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Speaker 1

So Theresa is asking if 500 people witnessed Jesus alive after the crucifixion. And the Scriptures state that they’re still with us today and where are they? And it basically says they’re alive.

Speaker 2

Theresa, my friend, that is a great.

Speaker 3

Question, and to that I would say, I think you might be having I want to say a confusion between two verses, but I want to go with.

Speaker 2

You into the Bible and just kind.

Speaker 3

Of explain a few things really quick.

Speaker 2

If you go with me to the.

Speaker 3

Book of one Corinthians 15, verses three through five. So one Corinthians, chapter 15, verses three to five. And so I’ll go ahead and start reading that there.

Speaker 2

In the Bible. Read.

Speaker 3

Sorry, having some technical issues here. Okay.

Speaker 2

And so it says in first Corinthians 15, verse three, it says, mrs. Paul speaking, for I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he was seen the steepest then of the 12th. So Jesus was seen of these people after his resurrection. Keep going. In verse six, it says, after that he was seen of above 500 brethren at once, of whom the greater part remained unto this present, but some are falling asleep.

Speaker 3

So if you read this verse or these verses, it’s saying that Jesus was revealed to at least 500 people, and.

Speaker 2

It said, some have remained unto this present, meaning the present time that Paul wrote that scripture.

Speaker 3

So not present time as in today, today, 2021, but back in about what would that be? Like 50, 80 or something like that, back after Jesus had been resurrected.

Speaker 2

So at that time it says, but some are falling asleep. So some had also passed away. So some time had passed, and some.

Speaker 3

Of these people had passed away. So these are the 500 people I believe you’re referring to, but again, they’re not alive and present with us today. They were alive and present until Paul spoke of them in his time, which.

Speaker 2

Was sometime quite a few years after.

Speaker 3

Jesus had resurrected and already had gone back up to heaven. So as far as understanding that Jesus had people that were eyewitnesses, there definitely were hundreds of eyewitnesses, but not all of them stayed alive, or none of them stayed alive past a person’s lifetime. So that’s, I think, maybe a simple explanation for that Bible question.

Speaker 2

Any other thoughts, guys?

Speaker 4

Yeah, I think we have Paul writing a letter to people, and he’s speaking the truth as of that time, that day when he wrote the letters. Like, if I write Wendy and tell her today, those of us on the show are alive today and something happened tomorrow, well, it doesn’t mean I was a liar today. That’s what’s going on. He was talking about at that moment to those people. And there’s other parts of the Bible where it talks about, oh, you could go to this as of today, you could go in this spot and see such and such a place, such and such alter, such a thing. That was true at that time, maybe not anymore. That made the Bible line.

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