Whether you’re a Christian or atheist, if asked to explain the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, your answer will always involve a miracle. Let me explain why.
First, long gone are the days when an educated person could get away with saying that Jesus was a mythical invention vs. historical person. The scholarly works of both non-Christians and believers alike put the final nail in that coffin long ago with a good summation coming from Princeton professor Bruce Metzger: “Today no competent scholar denies the historicity of Jesus.”
Second, there is also agreement in the academic camps on the key historical facts of Jesus’ resurrection event, which are:
- Jesus was crucified and buried.
- Three days later, His body was reported missing by a group of His women followers and remains missing to this day.
- There were reported appearances of Jesus over the course of 40 or so days to both believers and unbelievers.
- People were transformed from these appearance events and publicly proclaimed Christ’s resurrection, with many being martyred for that proclamation.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Robin Schumacher