Happy Good Friday – Investigating Easter
Research into the Death and Resurrection of Jesus
Today and Sunday are especially important days for Christian believers.
I hope you take time to celebrate!
I just read an article in the Washington Post by Lee Strobel called “Investigating Easter.”
I found it interesting and highlighted some things below:
Resurrection… isn’t that the stuff of mythology and legend? We live in the scientific age – belief in the resurrection is simply untenable…
…at least, that’s what Lee thought until checking the facts himself. Using his legal training, he investigated the most audacious claim of history: that Jesus of Nazareth returned from the dead and thus authenticated his claim to being the Son of God.
After a couple years of research he found his atheism cracking after discovering some of the following:
First, there’s overwhelming evidence Jesus was executed.
Second, resurrection accounts date back so early they can’t be legendary – because legends take time to develop.
Third, there’s the empty tomb. If it weren’t empty, it would have been impossible for a movement founded on the resurrection to have exploded into existence in the same city where Jesus had been publicly executed and buried just a few weeks earlier.
Finally, scholars point out nine sources reporting the resurrected Jesus appeared to the disciples.
You can read the complete article here: Investigating Easter
Again a Happy Good Friday to you!
God bless you,
P.S. Image credit thanks to Billy Alexander!