Tuesday, April 22, 2014

An argument for the resurrection of Jesus

Did Jesus really rise from the dead? Why should we believe it?
Charles Colson was involved in the Watergate scandal and became a Christian at that time. I find the following argument for the resurrection of Jesus from the dead quite compelling.
“I know the resurrection is a fact, and Watergate proved it to me. How? Because 12 men testified they had seen Jesus raised from the dead, then they proclaimed that truth for 40 years, never once denying it. Every one was beaten, tortured, stoned and put in prison. They would not have endured that if it weren't true. Watergate embroiled 12 of the most powerful men in the world-and they couldn't keep a lie for three weeks. You're telling me 12 apostles could keep a lie for 40 years? Absolutely impossible.”

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