Post by Bob
[W]e are told we must settle for ancient "eyewitness" testimony of the
resurrection rather than a living, breathing Christ.
Who exactly is telling you that?
Calvin, Institutes, V. xxvi:
...Why does not Christ rather place the illustrious trophies
of his victory in the midst of the temple and the forum? Why
does he not come forth, and in the presence of Pilate strike
terror? Why does he not show himself alive again to the
priests and all Jerusalem? Profane men will scarcely admit
that the witnesses whom he selects are well qualified. I
answer, that though at the commencement their infirmity was
contemptible, yet the whole was directed by the admirable
providence of God, so that partly from love to Christ and
religious zeal, partly from incredulity, those who were
lately overcome with fear now hurry to the sepulchre, not
only that they might be eye-witnesses of the fact, but that
they might hear angels announce what they actually saw...
I have spoken.