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
J. Warner Wallace responds to a common objection to the Resurrection of Jesus: If Jesus didn’t actually die on the cross, the Resurrection could be explained as a simple resuscitation. Are there good evidential reasons to believe Jesus died on the cross? J. Warner examines some hidden biological evidence in the Gospel of John and describes the reason why those who buried Jesus weren’t mistaken about his death.
The more I learned about the nature of death, the more convinced I became that Jesus really died on the cross. Whatever I may have thought about the claims related to the Resurrection – the empty tomb or the committed testimony of the eyewitnesses – one thing was sure: The Resurrection of Jesus was not a resuscitation.
1. Why do you think some skeptics claim Jesus never died on the cross?
2. What Biblical passage might lend support to skeptical claims that Jesus didn’t die?
3. What piece of “hidden science” demonstrates that Jesus died on the cross, and how does this evidence make the case?
4. How does our cultural unfamiliarity with the “appearance of death” aid skeptical claims that Jesus didn’t die?
5. List the three attributes of the “Mortis Triad.” Why do these three attributes demonstrate that Jesus died on the cross?
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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.