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Ask yourself this question: Would you be willing to die for a lie? It is important that we understand the question. The word 'willing' implies that you know the truth, but choose to die for a lie.

Did Jesus Christ really resurrect from the dead? If not, would you be willing to be crucified, beheaded, dragged to pieces, hanged, stoned to death, have your brains beaten out or killed with a spear? Which way would you select to die for a lie? History, recorded by several historians, tells us that all of Jesus’ disciples and also the Apostle Paul willfully gave up their lives for the truth. None of them, I doubt would have been willing to die for a lie. How were they so convinced that Jesus resurrected from the dead? All except one were witnesses!

So they rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, saying, "The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!" And they told about the things that had happened on the road, and how He was known to them in the breaking of bread. (John 20:19-23; Acts 1:3-5; 1 Cor 15:5) Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, "Peace to you." But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they had seen a spirit. And He said to them, "Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts?

Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have." When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet.* But while they still did not believe for joy, and marveled, He said to them, "Have you any food here?" So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb, and He took it and ate in their presence. Then He said to them, "These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me." And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.

Then He said to them, "Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise* from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things. Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem* until you are endued with power from on high."

Luke 24:33-49 NKJV

These men did not give up their lives for hearsay or fable. They knew what they witnessed, and it was truth. To save their mortal live they only needed to deny what they witnesses. Would they die for a lie? Where they any different than you or I? Would anyone willing die for a lie?

Would you die for a lie?

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