Proof that Evangelical Christians Do Not Need Historical Evidence to Believe in the Resurrection of Jesus

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“We can know that Jesus rose from the dead wholly apart from a consideration of the historical evidence. The simplest Christian, who has neither the opportunity nor wherewithal to conduct a historical investigation of Jesus’ resurrection, can know with assurance that Jesus is risen because God’s Spirit bears unmistakable witness to him that it is so.”

William Lane Craig, The Son Rises, p. 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Proof that Evangelical Christians Do Not Need Historical Evidence to Believe in the Resurrection of Jesus

  1. Ah! The argument from having your cake and eating it too.

    The evidence proves the resurrection! Plus, we don’t need no stinkin’ evidence!

    (Or, is that the argument from heads I win, tails you lose?)

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  2. Mr Gary, Licona believes that Jesus died on the cross. Bradley Bowen is defending a theory which says he didn’t.

    https://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularoutpost/2019/09/12/defending-the-swoon-theory-part-11-the-winding-sheets-objection/#disqus_thread

    do you reckon it is good approach to find holes in the crucifixion story to give weight to conspiracy theory? Licona wants a dead Jesus more than the gospel of Mark. Licona wants a dead Jesus more than the writings of Paul. Liconas theological beliefs depend on a COMPLETELY dead Jesus and he doesn’t want reports that Jesus was dead, but DEMONSTRATION that Jesus was dead.

    Do you reckon it is good idea to find holes in the crucifixion story?

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    1. Probably not, Mike. Debating historical data with Christians like Licona is like playing Wack-A-Mole. Going after his belief that a spirit (ghost) lives inside his body, communicating secret wisdom and life direction to him, is much more profitable, in my non-expert opinion.

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