A man was resurrected from the dead. Not possible, it must be a lie.
Obviously this claim of a “resurrection from the dead” was being made of the man named Jesus. Jesus’ existence is proven beyond any reasonable standard, by both the written words of his followers and his enemies. The enemies of this new religion were legion, they were the most powerful people on earth at that time. The pagans of Rome, the leading Jews of Israel, all wished that he had never been born. But all confirmed he existed, if only to criticize him. And none of those enemies ever made mention of any of the witnesses to this “resurrection” recanting the story, even at pain of death.
But it is claimed five hundred people saw this dead man walking, three days after he had been executed. But maybe even that is a lie, do we know all 500? No we don’t, so maybe it was all a lie made up by those that were creating this new religion. What of those men, they are obviously the creators of this lie? All but one of them died unnaturally (executed), most of them could have saved themselves torturous deaths, by ether retracting the lie or by also worshiping the emperor of Rome.
Why would a con man die by slow torture, rather than simply worship another false God? We will never know the answer to that. But despite the fact that the Christians of the first century, were a small minority group, poor and powerless, no one was ever able to get one of them to recant the tale of the resurrection.
The greatest lie ever told or the truth?
If they lied, why were they willing to die for that lie?
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