Evidence for the Resurrection
Is there proof for the resurrection of Jesus? For centuries, individuals have questioned the biblical record. Some question the biblical account because they do not believe the prophetic record could be so amazingly precise and accurate. Some question the accuracy of the Bible because if the stories are true, then Jesus is truly Lord and deserving of obedience and worship. Interestingly, many exceptional investigators tasked with reviewing the evidence of the death and resurrection of Jesus have been hostile atheists. They began their investigations hoping to prove the Bible to be in error but later came to believe Jesus is who He claimed to be.
It is true that we are to “walk by faith and not by sight” (2 Cor. 5:7), but God in His mercy has provided an abundance of evidence to help those with questions to believe. God has provided this generation with easy access to scholarly research—archeological evidence, historical records, prophetic fulfillment, and helps to make reasoned, intelligent decisions regarding whether or not the Gospel record is true.
I believe God has provided this evidence not only so we can be confident in our faith, but also so that we can provide a powerful defense for the faith. There is a growing tide of skepticism and hostility toward Christianity. Yet, Christians have a mandate to impact the world for Christ and persuade individuals to believe. (2 Cor. 5:11). It is not enough to simply state what you believe—To be a powerful witness, you must also be able to articulate why you believe it. God created humanity with the ability to reason and has provided compelling reasons to believe.
Noted below is a live worship-hour recording of a teaching on the resurrection of Jesus. It is an apologetics-styled message. That is, it is a message that presents evidence to support the statement, Is the resurrection story true? It is a message designed to embolden faith and strengthen one’s witness.
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