How can we tell what’s true? What’s real? Should we just deny our doubts and take a blind leap of faith? No. The disciples certainly didn’t. They thought the resurrection was an “idle tale,” not the truth. Even when Jesus appeared to them, Jesus asked them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?” Even his disciples doubted before they believed.
In the gospel according to Luke, he wrote an orderly account of Jesus’ resurrection, so that his readers might be certain of the truth that He is the Messiah, the Son of God. We can be certain that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God. How can we be certain? The text gives four reasons why Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God.