In almost all cases, they demand scientific proof. They say they want tangible, testable evidence that can be verified using the scientific method. Unfortunately for them such a demand in itself is scientifically impossible.
If Jesus existed and was so famous, we should have heard a lot more about him in historical sources outside the New Testament and the Church Fathers.
I suppose I have an almost invincible disinclination to believe the whole resurrection story . . . because it seems to me so wildly inconsistent with everything else that happens in the universe.
JESUS’ EXISTENCE. That Jesus was a historical individual is granted by virtually all historians and is supported by ancient Christian, Jewish, and pagan sources. Yet modern skeptics often feel that their best strategy for denying the evidence of his resurrection is to deny that he even existed.
There is proof the resurrection of Christ happened just as the Bible says it did.
Over on a friend’s blog the other day I saw this from a self-described former minister. “The message remains… ‘shut up and just believe.’” My purpose here is not to call this person out for his words but instead to ask pastors, ministers,… Read More ›
Sir Lionel Luckhoo (of The Guinness Book of World Records fame for his unprecedented 245 consecutive defense murder trial acquittals) epitomized Christian enthusiasm and confidence in the strength of the case for the resurrection when he wrote: “I have spent… Read More ›
In spite of what many people, even some Christians, may think, God wants us to be certain and base our certainty on evidence that can be articulated to others who may have doubts: “Let each man be fully convinced in… Read More ›