Matthew 28 - What do you believe? Does it really matter? Well, if you don't believe that the tomb of the crucified Jesus was empty because He is is alive, then you have little to nothing to count on for your own life after death. On the other hand, if you DO believe . . . The reality of the resurrection of Jesus Christ has absolutely nothing to do with whether you believe it or not - it either happened or it didn't. If it actually happened, why does our belief in it matter so much?