The gospels say that a miracle healing man called Jesus Christ lived. They say he died by crucifixion and was buried immediately after and three days later he rose again. The tomb he was placed in was found wide open with the stone that had been across the entrance moved back and the tomb was mysteriously empty. His body was gone. Certain witnesses claimed that Jesus appeared to them as a resurrected being.
As Jesus' body supposedly could not have been removed from his tomb by thieves and as he appeared alive to his followers it is supposed that he rose from the dead. This view cannot be sustained if it was possible for somebody to have robbed the tomb. The Christians contradict that by saying the tomb was securely guarded. They say the body could not have been stolen.

John's gospel says Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead four days after his decease.  Lazarus stone was rolled back without the authorities or without anybody knowing for sure that Jesus could raise him. Why did the Jews not guard his tomb if they knew Jesus had supernatural abilities?  The story does not fit the alleged legal and cultural taboo about touching tombs. 

We know that John’s claim that the disciples actually went into the tomb is untrue for Roman law would have crushed them for that.  It was a crime scene if the body had vanished.  (Unless you want to believe that they had obtained authorisation from Pilate which was why even if they stole the body nobody could do a thing about it for it was technically not stealing. This would explain why we do not hear of anybody being framed and punished for the theft. The Christians like to keep people from thinking that the body could have been legally stolen and all their apologetics centre around the notion that to take Jesus had to be theft.)  If there had been no guards the disciples would have been liquidated in hours but if there had been guards and what they were guarding was tampered with and trespassed upon the disciples would have been liquidated faster than a millisecond.

Thought: "Joseph of Arimathea buried Jesus.  He was a secret disciple and lived in fear of his Jewish peers.  His secretiveness makes it unlikely that Pilate the Roman governor knew where the tomb was. The Jews definitely did not know. So there was no way the guards could have went to the right tomb.  Why would anybody want them to know anyway?"  If the tomb was unknown it would explain a lot.  It would make fraud very likely.  But surely Pilate when approached by Joseph who wanted to bury the body would have discussed where the burial was going to be and when?

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