God could simultaneously vindicate both Jesus and the Gospel Jesus preached through raising Jesus and seeing to it that Jesus appeared to the apostles
This full article, analyzes 4 alleged evidences:
• Jesus: “death won’t hold the sinless.”
• Bible: "God gives all/only the sinless eternal life.”
• Seeing Jesus’ new-body vindicates resurrection’s desirability.
• God’s raising Jesus is a highest-level Divine mark of favor.
This is relevant because Jesus was God's sinless envoy (we stipulated), who before dying had just been sharing the so-called “bad news” (for us) of God's impending judgement on sinners for their sins, and the “good news” (for us) of one way God will offer forgiveness and cleansing to the repentant (i.e. the “Gospel”). God would plausibly want to vindicate Jesus and this gospel to core evangelists so they could spread it through evangelism. (There are philosophical/theological reasons for why God would want the Gospel to spread this way.)
The Old Testament both explicitly and implicitly teaches that God plans on raising all his righteous remnant (Israel) to eternal life.
This full article analyzes 7 alleged evidences:
• Example: It is taught in Job, Psalms, Hosea (very early OT writings).
• Example: It is taught in Daniel 12:2.
• Example: It is taught in Isaiah 25:8 & 26:19.
• In Genesis, humans face ultimate death if and only if they were sinners.
• The OT says the messiah will be resurrected.
• Jews expected it.
• The OT affirms God’s omnipotence and omnibenevolence.
This is relevant because God made Jesus an ideal "type" of Israel [Forthcoming], meaning Jesus both recapitulates and foreshadows Israel's journey and succeeds as a faithful servant in ways old covenant Israel failed. Moreover, God had reason to make Jesus a type of Israel.
God wants the sinless to live forever. His purpose for death (cursing humanity with it) is to limit/punish sinners, but ultimate/irreversable death serves no purpose for the righteous.
This is relevant because Jesus was sinless.
All throughout human history people have been dying, and these dead people always stay dead. This is relevant because if God lacked sufficient reason to raise virtually everyone else from death, we can assume (by extrapolative inference) that God almost certainly would lack sufficient reason to raise Jesus from death. It is obviously not the kind of thing he chooses to do.
• God has special reason(s) to uniquely raise Jesus soon after his death. (See all three reasons given by green above which uniquely apply to Jesus.)
If God really would raise Jesus from the dead, then God would have also followed through with things and ensured that Jesus appear to everyone or in a more comprehensive way.
This full article analyze 3 alleged evidences:
• God wills for all to enter into relationship with him.
• God wills for all to believe Christianity is true.
• God wills for all to believe Christianity via resurrection evidence.
This is relevant because instead only a few (at best) saw the allegedly risen Jesus.