The Jesus Story, Was the Resurrection Fiction? [With a Short Video]

Someday, someone will probably inform you that the New Testament account of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection is “fiction”. Also, you will probably hear that the accounts are late dated, written generations after Christ, making them more myth then real history.

However, if the account of Jesus is false, then Christianity is false! If Jesus did not raise from the dead, our faith in Jesus is dead, our faith is in vain and we have a false hope. Paul said as much in 1 Corinthians 15.

It also sets up a challenge to the skeptic, “OK, here you go, you want to disprove Christianity, you want to destroy it, then feel free to take aim at the resurrection. Prove it false and Christianity is dead!” If one wants to falsify Christianity, here is the proverbial “Achilles heel”.

But alas, the skeptic has been trying to do just that for the past 2,000 years, but to no avail. Here’s why, because the account of Jesus is one of the most attested to and historically documented accounts in ancient history! If we can’t believe the Jesus account, how do we believe anything else from ancient history?

We have four main primary sources for the account of Jesus. The four Gospels. Second, we have the epistles, such as most respected 1 Corinthians 15 account. Both the Gospels and the epistles are very early dated by historians! We have other accounts too, secular historical documentation of Jesus. Lastly, we have second century documents affirming the Christ narrative. In other words, it so happens to be that Christianity’s greatest weakness (as pointed out by Paul in 1 Corinthians 15) is also its greatest strength!

See the short video below for more information.

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“We have other accounts too, secular historical documentation of Jesus.”
There is no ‘secular, historical documentation’ of the Jesus in the detailed way that the gospels describe him.