Beyond a Reasonable Doubt | Part 5: Other Voices
May 7, 2021
May 7, 2021
In the past few blog posts, we have examined Thomas’ doubt and Jesus’ remedy for it. Thomas was personally assured that Jesus had indeed risen from the dead. And Thomas became a witness to that truth, which has been passed down to us. Many other voices throughout history have echoed the proclamation that Jesus is alive!
“I know the resurrection is a fact, and Watergate proved it to me. How? Because 12 men testified they had seen Jesus raised from the dead, then they proclaimed that truth for 40 years, never once denying it. Every one was beaten, tortured, stoned and put in prison. They would not have endured that if it weren’t true. Watergate embroiled 12 of the most powerful men in the world – and they couldn’t keep a lie for three weeks. You’re telling me 12 apostles could keep a lie for 40 years? Absolutely impossible.”
– Charles Colson
“Theology 101: If Jesus is just a dead man, wager on any religion or philosophy you want. But if Jesus rose from the dead, all bets are off.”
– Dr. Michael J. Svigel
“When I looked at religion, I had 2 questions. 1) Has anybody ever conquered death, and, 2) If they have, did they make a way for me to conquer death? I checked the tomb of Buddha, and it was occupied. I checked the tomb of Confucius, and it was occupied. I checked the tomb of Muhammad, and it was occupied. Then I came to the tomb of Jesus, and it was empty. And I said, “There is one who conquered death.” Then I asked the second question. Did he make a way for me to do it? And I opened the Bible and I discovered that He said, “Because I live, you shall live also.””
-GB Hardy, Canadian Scientist
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Rob is Teaching Pastor at Blackman Baptist Church.