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INTRODUCTION. The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the foundation of our faith in him as the Son of God and our hope for salvation and eternal life. Our belief in the resurrection is based on evidence. First there was the empty tomb early in the morning the first day of the week following Jesus' crucifixion. Although the tomb was sealed by the Roman authorities and a guard placed for security, the stone was rolled away and the tomb was empty that morning. Second the arrangement of the grave clothes indicated the body was not stolen, but that Jesus came out of them and left the tomb. Next the appearances Jesus made following his resurrection to the women, disciples, and others is evidence too convincing and conclusive to disregard and deny. The Old Testament prophets foretold the resurrection, all four gospel writers-Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John-describe the events of the resurrection, and the apostle Paul affirms the facts of the resurrection (I Cor. 15).