Friday, March 28, 2014

Article: Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? by Brett Kunkle

In this featured article, apologist and speaker Brett Kunkle writes:

"If the bones of Jesus were found tomorrow, would you walk away from Christianity? You should. Why? Because faith in a dead Jesus is worthless. Even the Apostle Paul says so. In I Corinthians 15:14, he writes, "If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith." Did you catch that? The bones of Jesus would make our faith useless.

C'mon Paul, isn't that kind of harsh? No and here's why. Imagine a group of people who have dedicated their lives to Peter Pan. They construct a beautiful building to gather in celebration of Pan's life. They sing songs to him and tell stories about his wonderful deeds. What would you think about such a group? What a waste of life. Peter Pan is a fairy tale. We should feel sorry for such people.

Well, if Jesus did not rise bodily from the grave, then Christianity is a fairy tale. Just like Peter Pan, it's make believe and Christians are wasting their lives. And what should people think about us? Paul concludes that if Christ hasn't been raised, "we are to be pitied more than all men" (verse 19).
So, when it comes to the resurrection of Jesus, what's at stake for Christians? Everything."

So, do we have good historical reasons to believe Jesus rose from the dead?  Find out here.  

Further, if you are looking for an apologetics speaker to invite to your church I highly recommend the Stand to Reason crew.  They are outstanding!

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad


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