Saturday, April 7, 2012
There is no more documented historical event than the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The average atheist will look upon these events as mere myth and mock those who refer to them as historical. The problem the atheist has is that they cannot disprove this. They reject it because they reject the possibility that there is a God who would or could do such a thing. Again this rejection is based in their own faith that they have placed in a complete and total natural explanation for our existance. Their denial of the supernatural is also not based on anything that can be proven. Yet with the crucifixion and resurrection, we have eye witness testimony from several sources. We have a movement that would never have spread unless a significant number of people witnessed such an event as the resurrection. The Bible says over 500 people witnessed the resurrected Jesus. This is the only reasonable explanation for Jews and Gentiles alike to forsake their traditions, cultures, safety, families, and lives just to join some crazy cult. If this whole story was invented as atheists and unbelievers claim, there would never have been such a conversion of thousands upon thousands within a few years. Their was no political, social, or economic motive to convert. The only rational explanation for their motive is that Jesus really did do the things the New Testament testifies to.