3.1 Fact 1. Jesus died by crucifixion

Reading Time: 7 minutes Crucifixion exists We know crucifixion exists, it was a common form of execution by the Romans. The Roman soldiers felt such hatred towards the Jews that they crucified a multitude of them in various postures. Josephus, Jewish historian writes when describing a persecution of Jewish people When caught, they resisted Read more…

2.3 Summary of standards

Reading Time: 3 minutes Summary of standards So to summarise, we are using five widely accepted philosophical standards seen as crucial for determining the validity of evidence. Along with this, we have five historical standards that have been identified by New Testament scholars as relevant for the study of the Judeo-Christian worldview, widely used Read more…

2.2 The Historical Method: Historical standards

Reading Time: 4 minutes History: Multiple independent sources support historical claims This is when an event or saying is testified by more than one independent source, there is strong indication of historicity. You need to determine the genuineness of an independent source (If you heard the story from another then you are not an Read more…

2.4 Minimal Facts method

Reading Time: 7 minutes A simple method for sharing the resurrection 1. Two argument types 2. Two crucial criteria Two argument types There are two kinds of arguments for the Resurrection. Some philosophers, like William Lane Craig and Gary Habermas, argue that the Resurrection of Jesus is the Best Explanation of certain facts about history. Read more…

1.3 Why is the resurrection so important?

Reading Time: 4 minutes 5 points to understand why it’s so critical 1. Jesus’ final message to the disciples post-resurrection was the great commission Jesus’ final words to the apostles were “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Read more…

1.2 Jesus predicting his resurrection is authentic

Reading Time: 7 minutes Looking at the historical points 1. Historical situation Jesus’ predictions about his resurrection are denied usually because people don’t think his resurrection is a historical event. However if his resurrection is a historical event, these rejections of Jesus making predictions are ineffective. 2. Embarrassing Details in prediction When Jesus made Read more…

1.1 What do we mean by resurrection?

Reading Time: 4 minutes 4 clear points to give you the jist 1. The resurrection is physical This is why Jews place their bones in ossuaries (bone boxes). Jews placed the bones of their deceased relative about a year after their death and put them into one of these tombs. There are thousands of Read more…