The fundamental question that must be asked regarding whether or not God exists, is what kind of evidence there is to validate such an assertion?
I have spent more than forty years seeking, examining, and documenting the evidence for God. It is my professional opinion as a researcher, and critical author, that the evidence for the existence of a singular, transcendent, unlimited Being, is substantial, empirical, and conclusive. Those who present an argument that there is no evidence for God are simply misinformed or willfully ignorant. It is impossible to maintain this position due to the massive amount of evidence that resides within the reach of any interested person. Continue reading “Proving the Existence of God”
When beginning a conversation with those who identify themselves as an atheist, the common objection that is stated for their unbelief in God is the assertion that there is no evidence which proves His existence.
When this statement is made, we must ask: “what kind of evidence are you looking for?
The atheist will usually tell you: “empirical, scientific, testable, evidence.”
This declaration leaves the intelligent person quite perplexed. The evidence for God is quite overwhelming. It becomes clear during these conversations with the atheist that evidence is not the real hindrance to their unbelief. We find that the will of the person had firmly entrenched the mind into a refusal to acknowledge evidence, even when it is compelling and empirical. This plight is very common amongst the human species and can be observed in several similar circumstances. The will is often dictated by the heart. When the heart is unyielding or unwilling to accept facts which are contrary to the will, the heart will refuse to accept these facts. A person who has determined in advance, what the results will be, cannot accept any evidence which violates their will. Continue reading “Evidence for God: What Kind of Proof are You Looking For?”
It is a fundamental principle of factual authenticity that no amount of evidence is ever sufficient to convince most skeptics of the Bible and the Historical Jesus–that both are true and reliable.
This author has been actively in pursuit of the facts of Jesus’ Resurrection, as well as the historicity of His existence as a real person of antiquity, for nearly 40 years. During this time, the facts which fully validate Jesus as a real person of history have continued to pile up–while those who reject Jesus has also increased. A person who has determined the end result of any question or unknown subject before the search begins cannot be convinced by evidence. Only those who are intellectually honest and are willing to follow the facts where they lead, may discover the real truth of any question of life.
I have found that in every discussion with atheist’s today who believe that the person of Jesus Christ is a myth, these individuals rarely investigate the available evidence for themselves. It is a clear and reoccurring problem with many atheists that they do not care to investigate evidence. Relying instead upon the words of other atheists a great number of critics simply do not investigate the facts to see if they are valid. It has been clear to me over the past 40 years that a great number of conclusions made by unbelievers are based upon personal choice rather than evidence. When a person does not want to believe something, they often look for others who agree with their conclusions in order to validate their choice.
In this article I present a brief example of historical evidence for the man described as Jesus of Nazareth which has been a part of the historical record for over 2,000 years. Even against vigorous opposition from adversaries who refuse to accept the written historical record, this evidence from secular history has been full validated by literary and historical scholars. Continue reading “The Overwhelming Empirical Evidence for Jesus Death and Resurrection”
If Jesus did not rise from the dead, how is it that the “myth” of His resurrection has endured for over 2,000 years? Why were the first accounts of His resurrection so widely copied and distributed to the known world, if it didn’t happen? Why have over 24,000 copies of these original documents survived for 20 centuries and exist today with essentially the same text as the first letters which were written, immediately after Jesus was reported to have risen? How is it that critics of Jesus’–claim that the Gospel accounts of His Resurrection were written at too great a distance from the time they are reported to have taken place–to be credible, when today scholars know that Matthew’s Gospel was written within 28 years of the Resurrection? Why did the Christian church grow exponentially by the end of the third century–to over 56% of the world’s population, if this was all just a hoax?
These are a few of the hundreds of facts from history that are empirical and undeniable. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most fully documented event in the history of the world. There is no other event in the chronology of man that has greater evidence of its authenticity than the period of time in which Jesus of Nazareth came out of the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea, three days after He was brutally Crucified. Continue reading “The Certainty of the Resurrection”