If there were any physical change, then that could be documented and you would have proof of a religious dogma for the first time in history.<quoted text>
When a person is really and truly BORN AGAIN he has no problem in knowing that Jesus is alive.
There are untold testimonials given by those that have received Jesus Christ as their personal savior..and the witness of a change is obvious to those that have know them before their conversion.
There is a Spiritual INTERNAL change (in the heart...AS WELL AS A
PHYSICAL.external..Change, when one receives SALVATION.
A desire to worship God is inherent in every man...
The Apostle Paul describes it
Rom 10:8 But what saith it?
The word is nigh thee,
even in thy mouth, and
in thy heart: that is,
the word of faith, which we preach;
A man with out Christ is as a jigsaw puzzle with a piece missing
There is only one piece that will fit that empty space.. and bring out (the beauty)... the complete picture/person.
HIS NAME IS JESUS
HE IS the one that will enhance our personal GOD GIVEN GIFTS and HELP
us fulfill/walk out....the purpose for which God has created us.
Back to my post...
Why doesn't Jesus appear to everyone and prove that he is resurrected, just like he appeared to Paul?
If Paul needed a personal visit from Jesus -- not just a "feeling" --- to know that Jesus was resurrected, then why wouldn't you?
It is an important question for the following reasons:
1 -- We are told by the Bible that Jesus appeared to hundreds of people.
2 -- We therefore know that it is OK for Jesus to appear to people -- it does not take away their free will, for example.
3 -- We know that it would be easy for Jesus to appear to everyone all through history, since Jesus is all-powerful and timeless.
4 -- We know that, if Jesus did reappear to everyone, it would be incredibly helpful. We could all know, personally, that Jesus is resurrected and that Jesus is God.
If Paul (and all the other people in the Bible) needed a personal visit to know that Jesus was resurrected, then why not you and me?
It's a delusion. There is no proof and no documented evidence that anyone can point to -- except Jesus' image on a toasted cheese sandwich.