And how do we know?
Because the tomb was empty!
Three days after Jesus died on the cross, He rose from the dead. The Romans put guards on his tomb, and three days later, that tomb was empty!
Jesus is alive!
The early Christians were willing to die horrible deaths to tell us that.
Who would be willing to die like that if they knew what they were dying for wasn't true? And they were there. They would have known if it wasn't true.
But they knew it was true. They knew the tomb really was empty. They knew Jesus wasn't still there. They knew Jesus was alive. They died so we could know it too - so, Believe it!
And believe this...