I'm sure this has been brought up before, but I started thinking about it today when I was watching a show from the History Channel called the 'Apostles Collections'.
1. The Apostles needed proof that Jesus came back from the dead before they'd believe it. (Thomas said that he had to put his fingers inside the wound on Jesus' side before he'd believe)
a. Why are the apostles given a free pass while everyone else is not? The apostles actually knew Jesus and saw him perform miracles, and Jesus still appeared before them to prove this divinity. Why hasn't Jesus showed himself to us, as he did to the apostles, if he knew that as humans we tend to need proof to believe something?
b. Why would they even doubt that Jesus came back or that he was even the messiah after ALL the miracles they supposedly saw him preform, and especially after the miracles like that of Lazarus?
Something's not adding up here, on both accounts.