As part of our “Holistic Discipleship” approach, we equip believers and members of our church with arguments that provide reason for our faith in God, and the resurrection of Jesus. We hope that you will be encouraged with the posts below, and will help you with sharing your faith with your friends and family.
Posted by GGCWPAdmin on May 27, 2016 at 1:33 am
For many people, the inevitable question arises at some point in their life – why trust the Bible? This question has come up for Christians and skeptics alike. There seem to be so many lingering objections as to why we cannot bring ourselves to trust these ancient documents. How do we know that what the writers were documenting were actual events? How can we believe documents that are so old? I hope to give you all a glimpse to at least a few of the many reasons I believe the Bible to be trustworthy.
Posted by GGCWPAdmin on May 26, 2016 at 9:17 pm
Objections to the Case
- The disciples meant a spiritual resurrection, not a physical one.
This objection doesn’t fly because the Jews had their own language to talk about a spiritual resurrection. One thing to say about this is Paul, who wrote 1 Corinthians as an apologetic letter to the Greeks, was proselytizing Greeks who believed in a resurrection of the soul. What he was preaching to them was an entirely novel idea of a literal, physical, bodily resurrection after death – the Greek word ‘anastasis’. Also, the Gospels and Acts were clear that Jesus’ activities had a physical component to it, and were therefore a physical body, as physical as you and me. Yes, it was a different kind of physical body, but a physical body nonetheless. He talked to them, they touched Him, He ate with them and was with them for 40 days. Besides, saying it was a spiritual resurrection doesn’t account for the empty tomb.
Posted by GGCWPAdmin on May 26, 2016 at 9:13 pm
In this blog, I would like to address the historical case for the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Before I do so, however, I would like to begin with a disclaimer. I am not suggesting that it is necessary for a Christian to know the historical evidence before putting their faith in Christ. As is evident, most Christians come to faith in Christ through existential and subjective means that bear fruit objectively in their lives. Their attitude and character experience positive change, they experience an inexplicable peace and joy, their hearts are transformed and their lives are changed for the better. This is due to having a personal encounter with the living God Himself and serves as perfectly legitimate evidence for the existence of God.