April 4, 2021
Evidence for the Resurrection
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Tim McVay teaches on key points about the resurrection and its profound importance in the Christian faith.
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The Fulcrum of the Christian Faith
In 1 Corinthians 15:14 Paul wrote: “…if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.”
So the resurrection is the fulcrum, the pivot point for our faith, the existence of the Church and hope for our own resurrection one day.
Let’s get to the evidence:
Historical Facts (near unanimous scholar consensus)
- Empty tomb
- Jesus died by crucifixion
- His disciples had experiences they believed were the risen Jesus
- The resurrection of Jesus was the central message of the early church. This message powered its explosive growth.
James, Jesus’ half-brother, believed he had seen the risen Jesus.
Paul believed he saw the risen Jesus.
Gary Habermas: The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus
William Lane Craig
Michael R. Licona
Teaching, Tim McVay, Resurrection