Monday, March 5, 2012

What if the resurrection is a hoax?

That is the question Jeremy asks on his blog Till He Comes.

In the post he talks about the bones that have been discovered that are supposedly the bones of Jesus. He pokes holes in the theory but then asks this very challenging question.

Here is my response:

It wouldn't change much in what I believe and do because as it is I believe something that I did not see, I cannot prove, and still have doubts about from time to time. Even so I have experienced the power of the resurrected Christ in my life and if he is not raised from the dead then what is that? My over active imagination? If so, then I'm content with that in the same way I am content with my occasional doubts.

If they could somehow prove that those were the bones of The man who claimed to be the son of God it wouldn't change much for me because it would still take a certain amount of faith in the legitimacy of the "proof" to nullify our hopes for eternal life in Christ.

Here is the link to his post, sorry it isn't neat and clean but I'm on my mobi.

What if it was a hoax? How would it change what you believe and do?


  1. Thanks for answering the question from your position. I like how you answer this as well.

    You have experienced the resurrection life, even if the resurrection is a historial hoax (Of course, both of us believe it actually happened...)

    Great point, and very true!

  2. In my view the resurrection issue is the linchpin of the faith. Take that away and it means more than a lifestyle or life itself. It's more than 1 Corinthians 15:17. Verses 15 and 16 kick in, meaning we've been misrepresenting God to the world. What would the unbelieving world do? Think about the derision and scorn Christians and Christianity would be subject to. If the resurrection were proven false, and Christians shown to be frauds, few there would be who would think enough of it to continue.

    On the other hand, the life of Christians could be the greatest testimony to the resurrection than any document. 1 Peter 1:8 becomes a truth no one could dispute.

  3. Nee said that early in his Christian life, he worried that some modernist might prove to him that everything he believed was wrong. Then he came to the same realization that caused Paul to state, "I know Him in whom I have believed" and nothing, or no one, can take that away from him.



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