If you have ever played a card game, you know that in many of the games there is a trump card: a card that has more value than any of the other cards and therefore defeats them in a showdown.
The term “trump card” has been carried over into the art of Debate. A trump card in Debate is an argument that is so strong that it defeats any argument your opponent may present. As in a game of cards, most wise debate participants will hold their “trump card” in reserve, using other “cards” or arguments initially, and then at just the right moment, strike to the jugular with the trump card to end the debate…or sometimes to rescue themselves when they are “cornered”. Some card players…and debate participants…will even hold the trump card to the very end, even when they know they have already won, just to toy with their opponent, like a cat with a mouse, allowing the opponent to think he is winning, only to pounce on him and destroy him at the very end.
I believe that a large percentage of Protestant Christians have such a trump card in the debate between themselves and skeptics regarding the Resurrection of Jesus. Since there is no physical evidence of the Resurrection; and there is no verifiable eyewitness testimony of the Resurrected Jesus (even Paul says he only saw a bright light); I would suggest to conservative Protestant Christians this trump card: The “Election Card”
This is the Election Card:
“God elects those who will be eternally saved. If he has elected you to believe, you will believe. If God has not elected you to believe, you never will…no matter how much physical evidence and eyewitness testimony I give you.”
Debate ended. No one can disprove or trump such a “card”.