26 March 2014
On Apologetics – The Resurrection
Greetings Dear Reader,
I realize how crazy it sounds to some people that I follow a God who allowed himself to be killed and the rose from the dead. The idea of a resurrected god is not unique to those who follow Christ.
The problem is that if we follow logical reasoning as our tenant in pondering the resurrection we need to look at the life of Christ to do so. I will return to the reasoning of Richard Swinburne as he has developed an excellent argument for the resurrection. It is predicated on his sound argument for the deity of Christ.
In his book The Resurrection of God Incarnate Dr. Swinburne uses Bayes’ Theorem to build and elucidate his argument. He also points out that those who try to present apologetics for the resurrection do themselves a disservice by ignoring this argument.
If I believe that Jesus is God then it is reasonable to believe that the account of the resurrection is true. I believe not only that Jesus has risen form the dead but also that this is vital to the reasons why we should understand and promote our faith.
The empty tomb is intended to be a symbol of hope for us that we can live a loving and holy life knowing it is valid to do so. I am to see the resurrection as a pivotal event that directly impacts my life.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store."