51: How to Respond to Three Common Attacks of the Resurrection?
Over the last several episodes, Kenny has been in a mini-series about the evidences for the physical resurrection of Jesus. There are three common theories used by skeptics and liberal theologians to attack the validity and credibility of the traditional resurrection story. Those three common attacks are:
1) The Swoon Theory
2) The Stolen Body Theory
3) The Wrong Tomb Theory
In this episode, Kenny explains the basics of all three theories and thoroughly explains why he rejects them. Kenny highlights several concessions made by skeptics that point to the credibility of the resurrection as well as outlining the reasons why these three theories are simply illogical, and in some ways they ignore several well-documented historical facts.
The most rational and most logical explanation for the events of the first century is the fact that Jesus did indeed raise from the dead.
– The New Evidence That Demands A Verdict (Josh McDowell)
– The God Who is There (Frances Schaeffer)
– The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach (Michael Licona)
– “He Has Risen: The Worldview of Easter” DVD Series (by John Stonestreet and T. M. Moore)
– Chuck Colson's Classic Commentary about The Church of the Holy Sepulchre
– Article about The Church of the Holy Sepulchre from RC.net
– Article from 1992 published in the New York Times about Discovery of the Bones of Caiaphas
Kenneth E. Ortiz (M.Div.) is a pastor, professor, author, podcaster, Ph.D. student, and entrepreneur. He teaches at Bethlehem College & Seminary and adjunct at Spurgeon College. Kenneth lives in Bloomington, MN with his wife Malaina, they have one daughter.