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The Resurrection of Jesus
20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” 3 Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. 4 The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5 He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, 7 and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. 8 Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed-;- 9 for as yet they did not understand the -script-ure, that he must rise from the dead. 10 Then the disciples returned to their homes.”
At first, the distinction is fundamental between the stone as a part of the construction of the tomb and the faith in Christ Jesus: the Son of God and God Himself as the rock which constitute the basis of Christ Jesus’ Church hence Christ Jesus’ Apostle Mary of Magdala found that the stone “had been removed from the entrance” of the tomb so the founding act of the coming of Mary of Magdala is the faith in Christ Jesus consequently despite of persecutions of totalitarian authorities she went to be just near from Her God: Christ Jesus the God of the Apostles.
Driven by this act of faith, Mary of Magdala “came running” to the other Apostles to inform them about the emptiness of the tomb presuming the bad faith of the authorities in place at the time who may go so far as to want to desecrate his grave since the grisly murders committed by them are testifying about their filiation given their belonging to the devil their father who is in hell hence their heritage is unquestionably hell.
Therefore the Apostles were running to the tomb driven by the same act of faith in Christ Jesus bearing the fruit of the fidelity making them loving Christ Jesus sincerely even His apparent death searching their Heritage: the Heavenly Kingdom founded in the basis of the Faith in Christ Jesus as the Son of God and God Himself tracing through their own lives the guidelines of the -script-ures recalling the words of Jesus the Christ engraved in their hearts: the Temple of the Holy Spirit from where Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the -script-ures: “’The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone-;- the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’?
In addition as a faithful servants of Christ Jesus who are working for the kingdom of God hence endowed with the holy power coming -dir-ectly from Christ Jesus they are authorized to receive the apostolic calling and therefore to understand the resurrection of the Son of God as the achievement of the Holy -script-ures.
Moreover a profound study of the -script-ures is demonstrating a Divine Presence of Christ Jesus wrapped in a blessedness of holiness and this Divine Presence has so disturbed this inherently fallen world that it has thought of what it usually thinks: burying Jesus the Christ so that it can imagine some presence even though this world is itself a fall since it is on the ground and the only presence of the children of the devil is as ghosts working in the darkness to bury the light of God over which they have no power because of its one and only source: Jesus the Christ, which is why this fallen world is spinning in a vicious circle working ultimately for "its own" death.
Centre of Laic Studies and Research in the Arab World