The gospel of Luke tells us that several women who were followers of Jesus went to his tomb and encountered angels that told them of Jesus's resurrection. The women then went and told the apostles, but they did not believe them. One of the apostles is famous for his unbelief in the resurrection. “Doubting Thomas” insisted on seeing Christ before he would believe, but he was not the only one that doubted. The Bible says that all of the apostles did. Luke records their reaction to the news of the resurrection, “These words appeared to them as nonsense, and they would not believe them. (Luke 24:5 NASB) The Greek word, translated as “nonsense” literally means “fairy tale.” In other words when the women told the apostles that Jesus was alive they thought it was too far-fetched to take seriously. Jesus's death was a public execution and no one would believe that he arose from the dead. Of course, Jesus told them he would; so they should have believed him.
It is interesting to note that the apostles' reaction to the resurrection is the same reaction a lot of people have to Christianity today. They see it as a bunch of made up stories, or fables that teach a moral lesson. The creation account, Noah's ark, and the parting of the Red Sea are all historical accounts from Scripture that modern man scoffs at as mythical. Likewise the life and death of Jesus. But if God is real and is the creator of all things, then no miracle is impossible for Him. God can do anything, including raising the dead.
Every person who has ever lived must figure out what they will do with Jesus. Will they embrace him and follow him? Will they ignore him? Or will they oppose him? The Bible teaches that he is the only one who can save us from our sins. “The Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.” (1 John 4:14) But he only saves those who come to him with repentant faith. He only saves those who turn from their sin and submit to his lordship. He only saves those who become believers.
The apostles eventually believed in Jesus. They even accepted the resurrection. Doubting Thomas had his doubts erased when he saw the risen Christ. But Jesus told him, “Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.” (John 20:28) Hopefully you fall into the last category of those who did not see, yet still believe. Because one day you will see and it will be too late. We will all appear before the Lord on Judgment Day and those who know Christ will be welcomed into Heaven. Those who don't will not. Christianity is not a fable, it is supernatural truth. Believe it. Embrace it. And be saved.