Railroading the Resurrection: Why Am I Persuaded... but Not My Uncle?

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The evidence for the resurrection of Jesus is overwhelming. The reason some do not believe is because they have the right to disbelieve.

When Jesus told the story of Lazarus and the rich man (both passed away), the rich man wanted Abraham to send Lazarus to his brothers to warn them about the place of torment. Abraham said “They have Moses and the prophets, let them hear them.”
The rich man replied “No father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.” But Abraham said to him “If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.” Luke 16:19-31

For those who choose to disbelieve, no amount of evidence will ever persuade them. We cannot expect everyone to believe and we cannot force people to believe. We can show that faith in Christ is rational. We can show that the resurrection is plausible. And we can pray for the people we talk to and discuss the evidence with, but ultimately the gift of faith is the work of God.

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Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.
1 Peter 3:15


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I urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. Jude 3

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

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For we did not follow cleverly contrived myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; instead, we were eyewitnesses of His majesty. 2 Peter 1:16

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