Josh McDowell’s Protégé Deconverts from Christianity

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  1. My email to D.Lawson:

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    You brought up a good argument during your debate – the Sword in the Stone, ie. a prophecy that would be difficult for anyone to fulfill and whose fulfillment could be ascertained. I think that this works in favor of the Christian arguments, but am not quite sure what to make of it.

    Let’s say that the prophecy was that the boy would not only pull the sword out of the stone and become king, but also resurrect within several days of his death. Once we see the boy Arthur pull the sword out of the stone and become king, does that mean to us that this boy Arthur will probably resurrect and be divine among humans too?

    In the Old Testament, I think it does predict that the Messiah son of David would come in the first century(Dan.9), get killed(Is.53 and Ps.22 and Zech 11-13), resurrect in several days (Ps.16), and that he would bring the multitudes to God(Is.11). The last one is like the sword in the stone prophecy. Due to Jesus’ actions, most of the world has accepted Christianity or Islam and come to know about God – 31 + 23 % of the world, respectively. Islam calls Jesus al Masih, the Messiah. Bringing the multitudes to recognition of God is like the sword in the stone. Not only that, but Jesus came in the first c. and got killed by his enemies. So once those other prophecies line up, does that prove that more likely than not Jesus also got resurrected in several days?

    I do think that this is at least a weak proof of Christianity and I believe that the prophecies say this. I invite you to my website rakovskii.livejournal.com, where I go through these prophecies, bringing up some new details that very many scholars are not familiar with. I understand that rabbis and skeptics don’t agree with my assessment. I addressed their arguments on my site.

    For me this argument about the prophecies, while real, is not fully convincing for me though. One reason is that the Old Testament I think does not literally account for geology and that Noah’s flood did not happen like it says that it did. So if the Old Testament did not get Noah’s flood right, it makes me think that it is not a fully reliable source for other paranormal events like the resurrection.

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    MY QUESTION:
    IF THE OLD TESTAMENT DID MAKE THOSE PREDICTIONS AND CHRIST FULFILLED THEM, LIKE GETTING GETTING IN THE FIRST CENTURY, BEING A DESCENDANT OF DAVID, AND MAKING KNOWLEDGE OF GOD SPREAD AROUND THE WORLD, DOES THAT MEAN THAT HE PROBABLY RESURRECTED WITHIN SEVERAL DAYS OF HIS DEATH?

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