God could simultaneously vindicate both Jesus and the Gospel Jesus preached through raising Jesus and seeing to it that Jesus appeared to the apostles
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This helps suggest that God would have reason to raise Jesus from death, because we stipulated that Jesus was God's sinless envoy, and before Jesus's death he had just been preaching 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.
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This is relevant because, as theologians often point out, God made Jesus an ideal "type" of Israel (which we will argue for on another page). This means Jesus both recapitulates and foreshadows Israel's journey and succeeds as a faithful servant in ways old covenant Israel failed. (And this isn't some odd and surprising observation, God has had good 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.
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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.
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.
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This is relevant because instead only a few (at best) saw the allegedly risen Jesus.