Impossible Not to Take Seriously
One thing is true: if a man rose from the dead, that would be an event worth looking into. In fact, it would be impossible not to take something like that seriously. If it happened.
No More Debates Rage
A few decades ago there would have been a debate at Easter around the authenticity and the historical accuracy of the resurrection of Jesus. People who did not believe in Jesus would say that the resurrection could not have happened.
Today you see that far less often because most people just don’t think it’s relevant. Most people won’t pay attention to a debate on the historical accuracy of the Resurrection because they don’t think it matters to them one way or the other. It just doesn’t affect their lives much, if at all.
But I would say, at this point, that this way of thinking returns to their doubt that it actually happened. True, they probably rarely, if ever, think about whether Jesus rose from the dead or not. Their lack of belief is more apathy and oversight than conscious disbelief.
But I would return to the first sentences I wrote: If a man rose from the dead, that would be an event worth looking into. In fact, it would be impossible not to take something like that seriously. I think one reason the resurrection is little talked about outside of churches anymore is because of an assumption that it couldn’t possibly be true. It’s so strongly assumed that it’s not even worth looking into. It’s not possible. Don’t waste your time thinking about it. Thinking about what?
But, If a Man Rose From the Dead…
But…if a man rose from the dead, it would be impossible not to take him seriously. And there is considerable evidence to make that case about Jesus. For anyone wondering, doubting, questioning, or even just a little curious, it’s worth taking a look.
This is one compilation of some of the facts: