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by Scott Oliphint

Of all religions, Christianity is the one that has the most historical evidence, and therefore the least to hide, in what it purports. We should never hide from, or routinely dismiss, the historical aspect of Christianity. But if all we have are historical reasons for our belief in the resurrection, then it is possible to conclude, with a certain amount of probability, that the resurrection of Jesus Christ happened in history. However, we also recognize that, when we are thinking about the “why” question as it pertains to the resurrection of Christ, Christians should never be content to begin and end their belief in the resurrection of Christ with only historical data. Those data can support our belief in the resurrection. They can supplement what we believe and why we believe it. But historical data cannot be the center of our response to the “why” question. If the historical data are at the center, then the best we can say is that we believe the resurrection probably occurred. But that will not do; we do not believe in the probability of the resurrection. Instead, the center of our response to the “why” question of the resurrection is that, without the resurrection of Christ, there is, in fact, no Christianity at all.

Read the whole article here: https://zondervanacademic.com/blog/what-the-resurrection-means/

  • 21 April 2019
  • Author: Scott Cherry
  • Number of views: 64
  • Comments: 0

A Youtube Playlist Featuring 8 Excellent Videos Explaining Easter

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Easter is so much more than bunnies, colored eggs, and jelly beans. Indeed, there is a much better name for this wonderful holiday—Resurrection Day. That's because the main focus of it is new life and victory over death accomplished by one particular figure of history who is famous for this. But of course there had to be a death before there could be a victory over it. The editors of Tao and Tawheed have produced this series of talks on the subject to capture the important events and details of this historical narrative from the four gospels of the New Testament. Its presenters include Ben EdwardsIsmail NemrWissam Yousif and Eddie Yousif (together), Steve SchlichterJon and Jayne Frazier (together)Jeff DavisScott Cherry, and UMD student Christian Ledford.

  • 15 April 2019
  • Author: Scott Cherry
  • Number of views: 168
  • Comments: 1

11 Reasons Why It's Logical to Believe the Real Jesus Rose from the Dead.

by Scott Cherry

In the 1st century the Christian faith mushroomed throughout the Roman Empire despite waves of persecution against Christians. Unlike Islam, it spread without military force or any sort of violence perpetrated by Christians for three whole centuries. It was literally unstoppable, but why?! Because it was credible, and thousands of average people believed it even though they had nothing to gain and everything to lose during those three centuries. There is no other logical way to explain the growth of Christianity but that Jesus rose from the dead and appeared to the disciples and "more than 500 brethren at one time". (1 Cor. 15)

  • 11 April 2019
  • Author: Scott Cherry
  • Number of views: 61
  • Comments: 0

Why did Jesus himself and even demons refer to him by this title? (part 2 of 2)

by Brian Hayward

*Continued from previous post

"He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his              father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”                     Bible, Gospel of Luke 1:32-33, New Testament

This announcement by the angel Gabriel to Mary is actually a prophecy about Jesus who would be born to a virgin woman. Who actually called him the Son of the Most High?  Answer: demons, disciples, and even Jesus himself. 


  • 25 December 2018
  • Author: Guest Blogger
  • Number of views: 306
  • Comments: 0

Merry Christmas! Yes, this is what Christians believe. (part 1 of 2)

by Brian Hayward

How can it be that a man can be the Son of God?!  Yet this is what Christians celebrate at Christmas, not simply the birth of a special baby, but the birth of a divine child.  Among Muslims and secular-minded people, this is unbelievable.  Let’s look into this claim further by going back to the Hebrew scriptures of the Old Testament (Tawrat) which will give us a context for what the angel says to Mary the mother of Jesus.  Here’s the key prophecy that God reveals to David (pbuh):

  • 24 December 2018
  • Author: Guest Blogger
  • Number of views: 324
  • Comments: 0
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