Explore the compelling evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ, a pivotal event that provides key support for the truth of Christianity. Delve into biblical accounts, historical context, archaeological evidence, Dr. Gary Habermas insights, non-Christian witnesses, and eyewitness testimonies to understand the significance and transformative power of this foundational event.
EXEGETICAL INSIGHT: Spirit Body or Spiritual Body? 1 Corinthians 15:35-49
"Paul turned to some specific issues regarding the idea of a general resurrection." - Richard L. Pratt Jr.
Have You Ever Lived Before?
Reincarnation, also known as rebirth or transmigration, is the philosophical or religious belief that the non-physical essence of a living being begins a new life in a different physical form or body after biological death.
Genesis 25:8 BDC: It says Abraham ‘died and was gathered to his people.’ Why Is this Not speaking of life after death?
Who were his people? Abraham’s father was Terah of the city of Ur of the Chaldeans; and Genesis chapter eleven lists the forefathers of Abraham all the way back, to Shem, through nine generations, Noah’s son. Most who do not delve into Bible genealogy are not aware that Noah lived up unto just two years... Continue Reading →
WHAT DOES THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS FROM THE DEAD PROVE?
In a previous article, we have seen conclusive evidence that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. We have followed a number of independent lines of argument. Several of these taken alone satisfactorily prove the fact of the resurrection, but taken together they constitute an argument that makes doubt of the resurrection of Christ impossible to... Continue Reading →
HOW CAN WE REALLY KNOW THAT JESUS CHRIST ROSE FROM THE DEAD?
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is in many respects the most important fact in history. It is the mountainous evidence of Christian evidence, the foundation of the Christian faith. If it can be proven to be a historic certainty that Jesus rose from the dead, then Christianity rests upon an impregnable foundation. Every essential truth... Continue Reading →
Genesis 3:19-21 BDC: Will Adam and Eve Receive a Resurrection?
The conclusion below will be drawn from silence and cannot be taken dogmatically. It is inferential only, and the final answer will have to be one that we seldom like, ‘we will have to wait and see.’
What Will Happen if You Die?
When the Bible talks about the condition of the dead it presents it in five senses, (1) knowing nothing, (2) asleep like state, (3) powerless, (4) returning to the dust of the ground, (5) and awaiting a resurrection. Almost every religion teaches that there is something after death, a hereafter: heaven, hell (eternal torment), purgatory... Continue Reading →
Matthew 27:51-53 BDC: Who were the “they having come out of the tombs after his [Jesus] resurrection [that] went into the holy city and appeared to many”?
These verses are one of the bigger Bible difficulties talked about recently, but fail to be in some of the more popular books on Bible Difficulties, such as Norma L. Geisler’s Big Book of Bible Difficulties and Gleason L. Archer's Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties. What really happened?
Matthew 12:40 BDC: How many days was Jesus in the tomb?
Matthew 12:40 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
40 For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
This would seem to suggest a full 72 hours. However, we should not set aside similar expressions that may allow us to get at the intent of the words. Many times in Scripture, three days does not always mean a full 72 hours of three days.