Evidence for the Resurrection of Christ
Psalm 22:1-8, 13-14
The most descriptive account of the crucifixion of Christ was written over 1,000 years before Jesus was born. This vivid detail of the anguish of Jesus as He bore our sins leaves little doubt that the crucifixion was a part of God's plan from the beginning. As a part of this Easter season, I want to take a closer look at the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I don't only want to look at this in light of scripture, but in light of history as well. What evidence outside the Bible validates the biblical account? Obviously, in a short study like this, I can only hit the highlights of this subject.
I want to take a brief look at history and the biblical account that gives reasonable evidence to believe. I often hear skeptics say that they will not believe Jesus existed without irrefutable proof. This is completely illogical. To put this in perspective, you can't prove absolutely that anyone in history has existed. To say that there can be no room for question discounts every argument on every subject. A person of reason will look at the evidence and based on that evidence, he or she will determine which is credible. With Christianity for some reason, that rule is disregarded. One common argument is that there is no evidence outside the Bible that verifies the Bible's claims. In this study we also will look at historical accounts that are widely accepted as credible by both biblical scholars and secular historians. Lets take a brief look at the Life, Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus.
The Life of Jesus
How do we know that Jesus really existed? How do we know that Abraham Lincoln existed or George Washington or the founding fathers who signed our declaration of Independence testifying that they were all eye-witnesses to this history and agree to its contents? We know they existed because historical documents tell us they existed and we hold these as credible testi ...
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