Doubting Thomas: Why do I believe in resurrection? Thomas is why. The disciples in John 20: 24-29 never said that they had seen God or Christ. They said they saw the "Lord," a title given Jesus before he died. Thomas wanted to see the real flesh and blood resuscitated Jesus. Had he not seen Lazarus resuscitated? Thomas thought that if he could put his fingers into the flesh wounds, then he knew it was no vision or phantasm the disciples saw. When he saw Jesus, he did not even try and put his fingers into the wounds. He said "My God." He saw a lot more than a resuscitated body. We call it resurrection.