God could simultaneously vindicate both Jesus and the Gospel Jesus preached through raising Jesus and seeing to it that Jesus appeared to the apostles
• 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.
The Old Testament both explicitly and implicitly teaches that God plans on raising all his righteous remnant (Israel) to eternal life.
• 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.
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.
• God would resurrect sinless persons.
• Biblically, God does resurrect sinless persons.
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.
• 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.