If I were Peter, James or John
and it was all a hoax,
I don't think I would have died
for what I knew was just a joke.
"Now, let me ask you something profound yet troubling. If you became believers because you trusted the proclamation that Christ is alive, risen from the dead, how can you let people say there is no such thing as a resurrection? If there's no resurrection, there's no living Christ. And face it -- if there's no resurrection for Christ, everything we've told you is smoke and mirrors, and everything you've staked your life on is smoke and mirrors. Not only that, but we would be guilty of telling a string of barefaced lies about God, all these affidavits we've passed on to you verifying that God raised up Christ -- sheer fabrications, if there is no resurrection." - 1Corinthians 15 in The Message