Over the past almost two decades there has been an increasingly audacious and relentless attack on Christianity and its tenets by skeptics. These attacks are usually timed to occur around this time of Easter so as to inflict the maximum damage and gain attention. Two years there was the whole Da Vinci Code controversy, and last year there was the claim of a “lost tomb of Jesus” being discovered.
- Here are some QUICK FACTS ABOUT THE RESURRECTION
Other than a noisy fringe, virtually all New Testament scholars, both conservative and liberal, agree that Jesus dies on the cross and was buried in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea.
APPEARANCES OF CHRIST
Multiple, documented eyewitnesses confirm that Christ was seen alive after His crucifixion. An early Christian creed codifying this testimony can be traced to within three to eight years of the event. It would be unprecedented for legend to spring up so quickly.
Only Christ’s resurrection explains the fact that His disciples were transformed from cowering fugitives into bold witnesses who were willing to die for their convictions – and that thousands were converted in the very city of