While we can’t go back in time and be eyewitnesses to the historical events, whether they be the creation of the world, the exodus from Egypt, or the resurrection of Christ, I do not believe that the Christian faith is a 100% blind faith. There is logic, rationality, historical evidence and more that supports our faith in Jesus Christ. Continue reading
Christianity rests on claims of historical events: specifically that Jesus was God and man, that he really lived on this earth, was put to death by crucifixion and rose from the grave as “he said he would.” (Matthew 28:6)
It is not an understatement to say that if those things did not happen, there is no Christianity. There is no good news of the gospel. There is no hope in Jesus Christ, because we remain dead in our sins and separated from God.
Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15: “Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain. Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified against God that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.” Continue reading
Since it is Holy Week, I thought this week’s blog anniversary giveaway ought to be resurrection focused.
So, here’s what I settled on. Gary Habermas’s message about the theological necessity and the historical truth of the resurrection of Jesus Christ is one message from my time at Liberty University I still remember fondly.
It’s true that without the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Christianity is “vain.” Yet, there are so many trying to tear down this truth. I want to you to be equipped friends.
So, if you want to win this book and be prepared to answer those skeptics comment here at the website, on my Facebook page, or Tweet me (@steakandabible). This drawing will close midnight on Resurrection Sunday (Easter).