One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Matthew 28:6, "He [Jesus] is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay."
One of the most famous Buddhist temples in the world is the Shwe Dagon. It stands on a hill over 200 feet high and rises some 200 feet higher. It is covered with a pure gold leaf. Around its base are hundreds of small pagodas, in each of which is some relic of a teacher of Buddhism. Embedded in the solid masonry of the base is a gold box which contains some finger-bones, teeth, and other parts of Buddha, who lived many centuries ago.
There is another burial place in Arabia, the green mosque of Medina, under which lies the body of Mohammed. Millions of people today are his earnest followers. But, despite his greatness, he, too, is dead, and like Buddha, he lies buried here on earth.
The burial place of Confucius is a grass covered mound in the province of Shantung, China. Confucius was also a great man and teacher, and he influenced the lives of millions of human beings. Nevertheless, he is dead and his body, too, is here on earth.
There is another tomb that was cut into a rock. A tomb which had been closed with a great stone. Today, the stone is "rolled away", and the Man whose body had been laid within by sorrowing friends is gone.
The world shattering truth being that on the third day, "He [Jesus] ROSE from the dead!"
Yes, indeed, the tomb of Christ is an empty tomb. That's the vital difference between Jesus of Nazareth and any and all other great religious leaders who ever walked the earth.
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