Over the years sceptics have attempted to come up with other explanations for the resurrection of Jesus. Maybe you're one of them, or maybe you're curious about whether the evidence for the empty tomb is credible. Perhaps you've visited this blog as a result of hearing the message I preached on Easter Sunday morning.
What about these other explanations: do they hold water?
In an age of reason and science, isn't the resurrection an implausible belief?
Is it really credible to believe that a man who lived 2,000 years ago is still alive and has an relevance to my life today?
The Apostle Paul, who wrote much of the New Testament part of the Bible, was very clear that these are not just academic questions: they go to the heart of the Christian faith.
Christianity stands or falls on the resurrection:
'If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.' (1 Corinthians 15:17)
For many years, Christian speaker and writer Josh McDowell has defended the resurrection. He has debated sceptics and atheists, and he has researched it in great depth. The link below will take you to an article written by him which looks at the objections to the resurrection and the evidence for it. It was originally delivered as a talk, so if you prefer you can download it to listen to. However it is also available in written form for you take your time over.
It is part of a superb website called www.bethinking.org which is designed for those who want to engage in the evidence and logic behind the Bible and Christian truth.