Evidence of the Resurrection

This page is a post on the veracity of the Christianity. Many people, even Christians, believe that their beliefs in God are due to faith. A faith that is not based in science or logic but in blind belief. This is far from the case.

As the Scriptures state, there are many eyewitnesses of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ such that if Christ’s resurrection could be proved false then Christianity could be proved false. However, if it can be proved true, then there is all the more reason to believe.

Corinthians 15 — The Fact of Christ’s Resurrection

1 Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast [a]the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.

3 For I delivered to you [b]as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6 After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep; 7 then He appeared to [c]James, then to all the apostles; 8 and last of all, as [d]to one untimely born, He appeared to me also. 9 For I am the least of the apostles, [e]and not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me. 11 Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

12 Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised; 14 and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain. 15 Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified [f]against God that He raised [g]Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised; 17 and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.

What many Christians do not know is that this creed here in 1 Corinthians 15 was received by Paul in a range of dates between 36-38 AD after returning to Jerusalem from Damascus after his conversion. Comparitively, Jesus’ death by crucifixion is most likely 33 AD. This means that this creed — the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus — originated within about 3-5 years after the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.

Apparently, the videos were taken down for now. Here’s one in it’s place:

Also:

Archaeology and the historical reliability of the New Testament.

NT Wright on the 7 mutations caused by the resurrection of Jesus

The resurrection of Jesus

Edit: Some of the videos that were previously linked are here:

https://www.youtube.com/user/tacticalfaith/videos

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