By Kingsley Baehr
That's why people had such a hard time believing it. His friends... His enemies too.
Frightened, cowering in a secret meeting place, his friends sat wondering what would become of them.
Frightened, wary, all over town His enemies were taking extreme precautions to insure that He couldn't do it.
No one really believed that He could. But then came the rumors!
Some woman said she had actually seen Him alive!
Two of His friends claimed that He had talked to them on their way home.
None of His enemies ever saw Him, but the rumors kept flying around.
Even some of their own men came with a very disturbing report, that had to be squelched with bribes and threats.
Then the mass meetings started!
Before large crowds, some of His known collaborators began insisting that He had done it!
...even when they met with skepticism and bias from the local authorities that quickly turned into vicious harrassment.
All the best evidence, which could have proved beyond reasonable doubt that He had NOT done it, mysteriously disappeared!
In fact, as years went by, and books began to appear, marshalling compelling evidence that He had done it, it became more and more difficult to insist that He had not, without seeming foolish.
Many decided that He had, and accepted His authority in their lives.
The rightness of their decision has been abundantly confirmed to them, because...