Christianity is based on the life of one person (Jesus) and the
historical events that occurred during his lifetime.
Historical events are FACTUAL. In other words, they are true for everyone, all of the time.
example, it is a FACT that JFK was shot and killed in Dallas in 1963. A
person can't say, "Well, I believe JFK wasn't shot in Dallas in 1963.
For me, he died in 1969. But for you, it's true he was shot and killed
Jesus either DID or DID NOT rise from the dead.
people might say that Christianity is based on subjective truth
or belief in Jesus as a good man. However, Christianity's own
writings unequivocably state that Christianity rises or falls on the
RESURRECTION OF JESUS:
Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your
faith. More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about
God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the
dead... If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are
still in your sins... If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we
are to be pitied more than all men.
--- 1 Corinthians 15: 14, 15, 17, 19
the following pages we'll look at the historical evidence for the
resurrection. Evaluating this evidence doesn't require an assumption
for the existence of God or miracles or anything else supernatural.
We'll just be looking at what can be established historically.
See what you think ...