Mark 16:9-20 The authenticity of this portion of the Gospel of Mark is greatly debated. Because it is found in the vast majority of extant manuscripts, we will treat it as a genuine portion of the text. Here Jesus shows himself to a number of individuals following his resurrection. These individuals had rejected the verbal testimony of the resurrection- but having come face to face with the resurrected Christ, they could no longer deny it. Furthermore, having seen and touched the resurrected Christ, these disciples could not wallow in fear and faithlessness any longer.