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by Travis Yates
The most famous cold case in the world has been closely examined by former Los Angeles Police Cold Case Detective J. Warner Wallace and the evidence is clear: Jesus Christ Died and Jesus Christ rose from the dead.
“The facts are on your side,” Wallace said about Jesus’ resurrection, the pivotal act portrayed in the New Testament, celebrated Sunday by Christians. “You simply don’t know how to articulate them.”
Telling the Christian Post, Wallace said that there is a “strong evidential case for Christianity. There are good reasons to believe God exists, based on the evidence from cosmology, biology and philosophy. God remains the best explanation for the origin of the universe and the fine-tuning we see in the cosmos. God is also the best explanation for the origin of life in the universe and the appearance of design in biology. He’s the best inference based on the existence of consciousness and free agency, and God remains the most reasonable source for objective, moral truths and the transcendent standard of good by which we describe anything as “evil”.
Wallace continued, “A case can also be made for the Christian Gospels as eyewitness accounts using the template by which we determine eyewitness reliability in criminal trials. The gospel accounts were written early enough to have been penned by true eyewitnesses (or people who had access to them). This means that those who were present at the time could also “fact check” them for accuracy. We also have “internal” and “external” corroborative evidence validating the overarching claims of the Gospels, including the evidence of archaeology and non-Christian sources that chronicle the early claims and growth of Christianity. In addition, we can have great confidence that the contents of the Gospels weren’t changed over time, given the historical “chain of custody” of those who protected the accounts. Finally, the authors didn’t possess bias or motive that would cause them to lie about what they recorded. When we evaluate the Gospel authors using this four-part template, they stand up to the challenge.”
Indeed, nothing draws as much controversy and debate than Jesus Christ but one has to ask why? His life and story come down to three possibilities…
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