Most Christians believe Jesus was God incarnate, who came to earth to save humanity from sin and death through his own blood sacrifice, and who returned from the dead to rejoin his Father in heaven. The resurrection is central to the Christian faith. Since Jesus himself said that he would be raised from the dead on the third day, Jesus did rise from the dead, and as his claim was true. There is more historic evidence to support for the resurrection and there are several reasons why those who have studied the resurrection are convinced beyond a doubt that it is true.
The resurrection is the only plausible explanation for the empty grave. Roman soldiers closely guarded the tomb where Jesus' body was laid. Moreover, the grave's entrance was sealed by an enormous boulder. The Roman guard, which was usually composed of 16 members, would have made it impossible for the disciples to steal the body. There are numerous eyewitnesses to the resurrection.
After he rose from the dead, Jesus appeared at least ten times to those who had known him and to as many as 500 people at one time. These appearances were not hallucinations; Jesus ate and talked with his followers and they touched his resurrected body. The resurrection is the only reasonable explanation for the beginning of the Christian movement.
Christianity was born with the resurrection and glorification of Jesus on Easter Day. The historian can neither prove nor disprove the miraculous events of the first Easter Day recorded in all the Four Gospels. What is certain that something happened and that, as a result, a new faith was born. Even those who question the 'empty tomb' or the accounts of the resurrection of Jesus cannot deny the reality of the 'resurrection faith' of the early Christians.