Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Take a Close Look

Trying again. Now both posts have been deleted and I'll have to repost ...

We’ve talked before about folks who have tried to disprove the claims of the Christian faith and come to believe.

I can remember years ago, being charged with preparing an expository lecture on the Resurrection. The text was John 20. As a lay person, I studied commentaries and examined the writings of many great theologians in order to prepare the talk – and was astounded by the list I was able to compile of proofs and evidences of the resurrection of Jesus.

This year’s Easter devotional from Our Daily Bread also touched on this idea of trying to prove the resurrection: “... A century ago, a group of lawyers met in England to discuss the biblical accounts of Jesus’ resurrection. They wanted to see if enough information was available to make a case that would hold up in a court of law. They concluded that Christ’s resurrection was one of the most well-established facts of history.”

In the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John), you can read for yourself the testimonies of witnesses to the life and death of Jesus. For a further look, I’d recommend a resource from the Radio Bible Class: 10 Reasons to Believe Christ Rose from the Dead. It’s simplified, but a great starting point. If you know of other internet resources, let us know. I’ll look for some, too.

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.” Colossians 2:8