Quick skeptical questions, quick apologetics answers
Skeptics and Atheists love to ask "gotcha" questions, and then laugh when the Apologist gives a well-constructed and nuanced response. The world wants soundbite answers to soundbite questions. Such answers will never do credit to the Christian worldview, however, here are some quick answers to defuse soundbite questions. Search the catalog and see if your question has an answer. Contact us with other questions to get answers.
Answer By Joel Furches
Let’s say for the sake of argument that this is true. There is still very good reason to believe that New Testament accounts of Christ rising from the dead.
1.) There are hundreds of Old Testament prophecies that are suspiciously similar to Jesus life and ministry.
2.) The Romans and Jews could have simply presented the body of Jesus to stop the rumors of his resurrection, but they didn’t
3.) Early Christians were gladly tortured and killed for their beliefs, indicating they truly believed them.
4.) Scripture presents women to be the first eyewitnesses to the resurrection, which would have been considered worthless testimony during that day and age.
5.) Orthodox Jews who previously believed the Messiah would come as a conqueror were convinced and converted
6.) Paul who tortured Christians was suddenly and zealously converted
These facts have historic support even if the Bible is full of errors. If Jesus rose from the dead, as history indicates, then you still have to deal with the claims of Christianity.