The Physical Resurrection

When it comes to believing that Jesus was literally and physically resurrected after his death, Americans differ in opinion. “Two-thirds of Americans (64 percent) say the biblical accounts of the physical (bodily) resurrection of Jesus are completely accurate. A quarter (23 percent) disagree. Thirteen percent are not sure. Almost all of those with evangelical beliefs (98 percent) agree, as do more than half of Americans who do not hold evangelical beliefs (56 percent)” (Bob Smietana, “Americans Love God and the Bible, Are Fuzzy on the Details,” September 27, 2016, LifeWay Research).

The Gospels provide a clear account that Jesus was raised from the dead—not just metaphorically or spiritually, but by a resurrection of his physical body. We can believe this by faith in the Bible’s testimony.