“And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.” 1 Corinthians 15:17
The above words of St. Paul encapsulate the core tenet central to Christianity – the claim that Jesus was resurrected. Without a resurrected Jesus, there is no Christianity; as Paul points out, ‘your faith is futile’.
Christians DO believe that the story of Jesus’ resurrection is true, and so believe their faith is not futile. The story of the alleged resurrection of Jesus is also frequently put forward by Christian apologists as evidence of the existence of ‘God’. (According to Christians that hold a Trinitarian view, Jesus is in fact ‘God’ incarnate)
But are there are any good reasons for concluding that the resurrection story is actually true?
In this series, evidence that has been put forward in support of the idea that Jesus was resurrected will be explored and critically examined. As we shall see, most of this evidence isn’t even good evidence in the first place, and they are insufficient to justify the conclusion that the story of the resurrection is true.
This series page will be updated (inclusive of active links) as an when new posts pertaining to the subject matter are generated.
The Resurrection of Jesus: