Did Jesus really die on the cross, or did He merely faint? Did He rise from the grave, or did His disciples steal His body? Were the witnesses to His resurrection and ascension merely hallucinating?
We’ve all heard these questions and perhaps wondered about them ourselves. There’s more riding on the answers than we might assume at first glance. Christian faith actually rests on the fact that Christ died and rose from the grave three days later. As the apostle Paul proclaimed, “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain and your faith is in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:14, ESV). This is why the truth of the resurrection has been challenged ever since the discovery of the empty tomb.
Secular culture often dismisses Christ’s resurrection as myth. It claims that since miracles can’t be scientifically substantiated, they can’t be true. So how do we know the resurrection is true? And how do we respond when asked for scientific proof?
In his new book Alive: How the Resurrection of Christ Changes Everything, Dr. Gabriel Fluhrer confronts the flawed reasoning of some of today’s most popular theories and arguments against Jesus’ resurrection. He then investigates both the historical and biblical evidence that consistently points to the reality of the resurrection as the most logical conclusion. This book assures us of Scripture’s validity by demonstrating how the resurrection foreshadowed in the Old Testament is fulfilled in the New.
Jesus’ resurrection is just as critical to God’s redemption plan as the crucifixion. Alive helps us see how Christ’s victory over sin and death is the foundation for our hope and should shape every aspect of our daily lives. Jesus promises abundant life in Him. Find out what that means for us presently, as well as after death.
Christianity isn’t a blind faith that asks us to abandon intellectual reasoning. Even Jesus and the apostles employed logic in their responses to opposition. By reading Alive, we can alleviate our own doubts and be prepared to confidently answer questions and challenges to our faith with a thorough, convincing defense of the truth.
If you’d like to be bolder as you tell others about the spectacular events surrounding Easter, you’ll want to read Alive: How the Resurrection of Christ Changes Everything.
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