Christianity is based on one fact alone. Not Jesus' sayings, not Good Behavior and the Ten Commandments, not the organized Church, but in the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. His resurrection gives credence, is the event that verifies God's promises of salvation and immortality.
In other words, if there's someone who says He can raise people from being dead three full days, and He also says that for trusting Him He will give us immortality through the implant of His Spirit, and then He brings a dead person back to life, it will give us the confidence we need to take the considerable risk of trusting His Word on the immortality part. We will gain the strength to Faithe.
It may seem that proving, beyond a reasonable doubt, that someone 2000 years ago came back to life is impossible. The evidence shows that to be ignorant thinking. Many volumes of evidence have been written over the centuries. The subject has been addressed from many angles. Even when skeptics have set out to disprove Jesus' resurrection, they have come away not only convinced of its occurrance, but have defined its truth in great detail.
These shows on the resurrection are based on many different authors, but were motivated initially by the teaching of Dr. Gene Scott. We'll also hear from the "Tryal of the Witnesses", by Sherlock, "Who Moved the Stone" by Frank Morison, Harvard Law Professor, Simon Greenleaf, in Josh McDowell's "Evidence". Any one of these sources is sufficient to confirm Jesus' resurrection. But if you'd like a good hit of the supernatural, listen to the three shows on the
Shroud of Turin.
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ-One Audio presentation of my Resurrection page.
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ-Two Uses Josh McDowell's, Evidence That Demands a Verdict.
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ-Three "Who Moved The Stone", Frank Morison.
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ-Four Sherlock's "Tryal of the Witnesses"
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ-Five "Crazy Christ", by Jack. "The Law of Evidence," by Walter M. Chandler.
Resurrection. Many sources including the Shroud of Turin form a large picture confirming Jesus resurrection.
New Age Resurrection. Jack asks, "What Don't You Like About Jesus?" Christianity is the only belief system that accepts ALL of Jesus. Others avoid all the "crazy" stuff Jesus said and taught.
Can someone come back to life after being dead 3 days? Is the proof of such an event beyond us because it happened 2000 years ago? The proof of Jesus' resurrection rests on at least three deeper levels of study. First, we need to prove God's reality so that, second, we can trust what the Bible says, so we can, three, judge whether or not the writer's told the Truth, according to our present rules of evidence. Once we've accomplished those first three steps, the resurrection is easily established as a fact of history. Without that fact, Christianity is just another Good way to live our lives, but worthless for eternal life.
Crazy Christ and his Birthday
If Jesus was just a man, no matter how highly respected as a moral teacher, then he was completely insane. He would have to have been crazy to make some of the claims he made. I mean, how can a mere human being lie dead for 72 hours and then wake up?
And why do we celebrate Jesus' birth on a day that clearly was NOT his birthday, but the traditional birth date of ALL the Pagan Sun Gods?