47: Is it Possible the Apostles Fabricated the Resurrection Story?
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There are many skeptics that claim the resurrection never happened, but rather it was a fabrication by the early Christians, led by the Apostles. But this does not make sense. When we consider the persecution they faced, it is both illogical and irrational to believe that they would have conspired to fabricate it.
In this episode, Kenny examines several elements surrounding the resurrection narrative. As we study this, we see that it is more likely than not that the early Christians did indeed see the resurrected Jesus.
The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus (by Gary R. Habermas and Michael Licona)
Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church (by N. T. Wright)
Kenneth E. Ortiz (M.Div.) is a professor and recruiter at Bethlehem College and a pastor at Cities Church in St. Paul, MN. He has 15+ years of vocational ministry experience. He’s also a podcaster, author, and Ph.D. student. Kenneth lives in Bloomington, MN with his wife Malaina, they have one daughter.