BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW: Argument from the Resurrection (Part 2)

Today, we’re talking about evidence from the Resurrection. An often-repeated conspiracy theory about Christ’s resurrection is that the disciples stole Jesus’ body after Roman soldiers fell asleep guarding the tomb. This false rumor, first spread by the Pharisees, is still held by some skeptics today.

But the theory makes no sense:

  • First, the Roman penalty for sleeping during guard duty was death – a good reason they likely didn’t snooze! And, assuming they were awake, the disciples couldn’t possibly get past them to the tomb.
  • Second, even if the soldiers had fallen asleep, how could the disciples remove a stone weighing a full ton without waking them? Besides, the disciples were so terrified after the crucifixion they wouldn’t have tried it anyway.
  • Third, nearly every disciple was eventually martyred for Christ – and who gives his life for something he knows isn’t true?

The fact is – Christ arose!

What are other false theories about the Resurrection? We’ll discuss them another time. Until then, for more information, go to  Stay bold!

Carl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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