Quote of the Day
"When Jesus cried out 'It is finished,' he meant 'It was finished in the past, it is still finished in the present, and it will remain finished in the future.'"
~Ray Pritchard (from "what was finished?")
Is the Resurrection a Myth?
How can we know beyond any doubt that Jesus really rose from the dead - that this singular event is not some queer predilection on the part of the Christian but is rather faith founded on irrefutable fact?
As Christians, we must be prepared to demonstrate that Christ's resurrection was an event that occurred in time and space - that it was, in reality,historical and not mythological (cf.
When I first began examining the evidences for Christianity, I discovered that belief in the Resurrection does not constitute a blind leap into a dark chasm but rather a step into the light. Indeed, the evidence for Christ's resurrection is so overwhelming that no one can examine it with an open mind desiring to know the truth without becoming convinced of its truth.
Of the many evidences available, none is more compelling than the fact that the resurrected Christ appeared to over five hundred individuals at a single time (
For those who continue to harbor doubts about the veracity of the biblical evidence, one need only point to Dr. Simon Greenleaf, the greatest authority on legal evidences in the 19th century. It is noteworthy that after examining the evidence for the resurrection of jesus Christ, Greenleaf suggested that any cross-examination of the eyewitness testimonies recorded in scripture would result in "an undoubting conviction of their integrity, ability, and truth."
Taken from "jesus' resurrection: miracle or myth?" by Christian Research Institute (used by permission).
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