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Could you please explain why there is slight differences in the Holy Gospel accounts regarding the Crucifixion and more so the Resurrection?
In Holy Gospel according to St. Mathew, our Lord Jesus Christ told Mary to tell His disciples to meet Him at Galilee. The eleven disciples went into Galilee and He appeared to them there. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him, but some doubted. In the Gospel according to St. John, it was mentioned that he appeared to them in Jerusalem. How can He appear to His disciples in Jerusalem and in Galilee in the same day and the two places are very far from each other. God is almighty He can be everywhere, but how can the disciples be in Jerusalem and in Galilee at the same day when the distance between the two places is 68 miles, and the journey would need 17 hours or more—maybe requiring more than 4 days for the journey.
In the general resurrection will everyone be resurrected in a glorious spiritual body even those going to hell? Can a spiritual body feel pain?
In the Holy Gospel according to St. Mathew, our Lord Jesus Christ told Mary Magdalene to tell His disciples to meet Him at Galilee. Then, the 11 disciples went to Galilee and He appeared to them there. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him, but some doubted. In the Holy Gospel according to St. John, it was mentioned that He appeared to them in Jerusalem. How He can appear to the disciple in Jerusalem and in Galilee on the same day and in two places that are very far from each other?
Reading some books about Jesus' Resurrection, a few questions arise:
St. Athanasius says in the book 'Incarnation of the Word" that Jesus made His crucifixion public because His resurrection was public. He came to convince us that He is the son of God that's why He performed many miracles publicly and made His resurrection public. Fr. Matta Elmeskeen confirms this point by saying that when Jesus saw that the Jews did not understand that He was the Messiah, through His miracles, made His resurrection public to convince them with His divinity. Many priests say that Jesus appeared only to a limited number of people after His resurrection. How do we reconcile both opinions?
Why would Jesus limit His appearances to His followers (aside from St. Paul)? Does not that give some people the chance to cast some doubts about His resurrection?
Why did Jesus not perform any miracles after His resurrection to leave a strong proof of His resurrection and why did He leave this job to His disciples (to preach and convince the world of His resurrection)?
Was the Lord Jesus Christ's resurrected Holy Body physical or spiritual?
What was the purpose of the Lord Jesus Christ eating with His disciples after His resurrection?
Where was our Lord Jesus after the Glorious Resurrection when He was not with His Disciples?
Which hypostasis of the Trinity was it that raised our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead? I did a search in Scripture and came up with about 11 verses that point to the Father (Act 17:30,31, 1 Cor 6:14; 4:14; 15:15, Rom 4:24; 6:4;8:11, Gal 1:1, Col 2:12, 1 Thess 1:10, and 1 Pet 1:21). Can you please clarify this point for me?
Why did the Lord Jesus Christ vanish after He had talked with the two Disciples of Emmaus (Luke 24:13-32)?
Why didn't the disciples recognize Jesus when He appeared to them after the resurrection? Was He in a different heavenly body? Also, in the same chapter, it says that His Father is Greater than Him. Is it because God the Spirit is greater than Jesus in the flesh? If He is in a heavenly body, then how come His Father is greater than Him?
Why is it that every so many years we celebrate the feast of the Holy Resurrection more than 4 weeks after the Jewish Passover?
Jesus answered and said to them, 'The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage. But those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection'
" (Luke 20:34-36). "
For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven
" (Matthew 22:30). Is the likeness that our Lord is referring to here regarding immortality and celibacy or is it also regarding our bodies? e.g. will we be spirits like angels with no material body nor a gender?
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