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Quarantine Questionnaire: Did the Disciples Hallucinate the Resurrection?

Take advantage of the quarantine to learn more about the case for God’s existence, the reliability of the Bible and the nature of the Christian worldview

Did the Disciples Hallucinate the Resurrection Appearances of Jesus? (Video)

J. Warner Wallace responds to a common objection to the Resurrection of Jesus: The disciples of Jesus, based on their despair and desire to see Jesus after His execution, simply hallucinated their visions of His resurrection. Is it reasonable to believe that the Resurrection appearances were delusional visions? J. Warner examines the Resurrection accounts in an effort to examine this claim.

Investigating Easter: Did the Disciples Imagine the Resurrection?

Even if you’re inclined to deny that Jesus ever directly said He was God, I think it’s unreasonable to argue against this indirect, circumstantial case.

1. Why do you think some people believe the disciples simply imagined the Resurrection of Jesus? What would motivate them to do so?

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2. Describe the varied nature of the Resurrection appearances in terms of location and types of groups who observed Jesus:

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3. What one action could people have taken at the time of the appearances to falsify the claims of the disciples?

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4. Which disciple did NOT want Jesus to be resurrected? Why is his sighting different from the rest?

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5. Summarize why the “Hallucination Theory” fails to explain the Resurrection sightings:

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For more information about the reliability of the New Testament gospels and the case for Christianity, please read Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels. This book teaches readers ten principles of cold-case investigations and applies these strategies to investigate the claims of the gospel authors. The book is accompanied by an eight-session Cold-Case Christianity DVD Set (and Participant’s Guide) to help individuals or small groups examine the evidence and make the case.

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J. Warner Wallace is a Dateline featured cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker and best-selling author. He continues to consult on cold-case investigations while serving as a Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He is also an Adj. Professor of Christian Apologetics at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, and a faculty member at Summit Ministries. He holds a BA in Design (from CSULB), an MA in Architecture (from UCLA), and an MA in Theological Studies (from Gateway Seminary).

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