Alternative Naturalistic Theories #7: Flung in a Pit  
Alternative Naturalistic Theories to the Resurrection

Flung in a Pit


This theory states that Jesus was not buried but flung into a pit. First put forth by J. Guignebert.




1. This theory is without basis, and disregards the clear and lengthy accounts of the new testament, secular, and ecclesiastical literature of the first three centuries. The accounts talk about the reverence many had for Jesus, the burial preparations, the multiple visits to the tomb, the evangelical speeches given in Acts, and other references to an empty tomb.


2. The resurrection story swept like wildfire through the Roman Empire. Would so many people have believed it if the body was in a pit and could not be proved to be missing?




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