Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Historicity of the Resurrection of Christ

Easter is fast approaching and my last posting touched on the mystery of the Bible. Found today at the American Thinker, here’s a short and sweet take from a Protestant Christian on “the most attested historical fact of the ancient world.”

The crucifixion of Jesus Christ (33 A.D.) is the most attested historical fact of the ancient world.  In addition to the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, it is also widely attested by Greco-Roman and Jewish writers.  Closely related, history also confirms that the tomb of Jesus Christ on that first Easter morning was indeed empty.  Every vested party knew where Jesus was buried after he died.  Yet on Easter, the tomb was found empty, and nobody has ever been recovered.

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