One theory that has been postulated in an effort to naturalize the story of Jesus, is that the “resurrected Jesus” the disciples saw was actually an impostor. Our friend J. Warner Wallace shows us why this explanation falls flat. The Post Resurrection Behavior of Jesus Eliminates the Possibility of an Impostor
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Is the Resurrection a product of legendary embellishment?
Was the Resurrection story just a legend that evolved overtime and was added to the gospels much later? Aaron Johnson shows why this cannot be not the case in this article. Is the Resurrection a Product of Legendary Embellishment?
A New Argument for the Resurrection
Jonathan McLatchie lays out his argument for the historicity of the Resurrection. His argument is a tripartite: either (1) The disciples were mistaken, (2) The disciples were lying, or (3) Jesus rose from the dead. A New Argument for the Resurrection
Implications of the Resurrection
Eight days ago, we celebrated Easter. In the weeks prior, we examined the evidence for the Resurrection and culminated that series on Easter Sunday. Having concluded that the Resurrection is the best explanation of the evidence, we will here examine some of the implications of the resurrection of Jesus. They may seem obvious, but theContinue reading “Implications of the Resurrection”
Did Jesus Rise From the Dead?
For the past several weeks leading up to Easter, we have been examining possible natural theories of the Resurrection. We have found them all wanting. If we are going to believe in the Resurrection and present it as true, we will need more than negative arguments against other theories. Is there any positive evidence forContinue reading “Did Jesus Rise From the Dead?”
What Happened During Passion Week?
The week leading up to Easter is often referred to as the Passion Week. This week began with Jesus’s entrance into Jerusalem on a Sunday (Palm Sunday) and ended with His death and burial. This, of course, led to His resurrection—Easter—which we are getting ready to celebrate in just a few days. When you readContinue reading “What Happened During Passion Week?”
Was it the Wrong Tomb?
The final naturalistic theory of the Resurrection we will examine is the Wrong Tomb Theory. This theory usually purports that Jesus’ body was reburied in His family tomb, known as the Talpiot tomb. Jesus spent the night in Joseph of Arimathea’s tomb, but was then transferred to His family tomb in Talpiot. Upon finding Joseph’sContinue reading “Was it the Wrong Tomb?”
Did Christ Die in My Place?
In last Thursday’s post we discussed the meaning of atonement and looked at two proposed theories. As Easter quickly approaches, we will continue with the same theme this week. First we will look at another popular theory that, while not completely incorrect, does not do the atonement complete justice. Then, we will survey the theoryContinue reading “Did Christ Die in My Place?”
Was the Resurrection a Hallucination?
The next resurrection theory we will examine is the Hallucination Theory. This theory attempts to say that a plausible explanation for the resurrection of Jesus is that the disciples hallucinated the whole thing. Admissions Worth noting is that this theory admits a few points that are necessary for making a positive case for the Resurrection.Continue reading “Was the Resurrection a Hallucination?”
Why Did Jesus Die?
In preparation for Easter, which is quickly approaching, Haden has begun to examine and debunk several theories regarding Jesus’s death (or supposed lack there of). In conjunction with this, I would like to walk us through some of the theories surrounding the atonement. First, we must define what we mean by atonement. Atonement has toContinue reading “Why Did Jesus Die?”