Humans have and will always be to varying degrees intrigued, fascinated by and fearful of death.
The phenomenon of death raises such profound questions and is of such magnitude that a necessary attribute of anyone claiming to be Gad and creator must be that individual’s ability to produce life and reverse death.
The pharaohs of Egypt and ancient Chinese emperors made elaborate plans for their entrance into the death and the next world as demonstrated in their huge pyramids and the terra cotta army. They knew that they had no control over death
Jesus Christ was entirely different. He was absolutely sure that death had no hold on him, that he was allowing himself to be dead but only for a predetermined period of time and at the end of that time – 3 days and 3 nights – he would be alive again. He was absolutely sure there was no force anywhere (natural or supernatural) that could prevent him from becoming alive again or changing that plan.
With that confidence all he needed was a tomb and witnesses to the extravagant facts that he was placed in the tomb dead on a particular day , was found to be alive 3 days and 3 nights after being placed dead in the tomb and that the tomb was empty …….. that’s enough.
The empty tomb
the terra cotta army
the great pyramid of Giza