Reasons to Trust the Resurrection of Jesus
By Arthur Khachatryan
Roughly 2,000 years ago Jesus of Nazareth caused the greatest shift in thinking in human history. Amidst the clash of the Roman and Jewish mindsets emerged a figure that would change the course of human history and among other things establish the intrinsic worth of every person. Days after he was crucified by the Romans, his followers claimed the resurrection of Jesus; that this Jesus had appeared to them in the flesh. As miraculous as it may seem, the reasons for their attestations are consistent with many of the reasons why we can trust that Jesus of Nazareth had come back to life in the flesh. What follows are the most broadly accepted facts across the different viewpoints by scholars of various convictions giving us compelling reasons to believe in this most miraculous event in human history.
1. Wide Acceptance of the Existence of Jesus and Crucifixion
All credible historians agree that Jesus of Nazareth ben Joseph did exist in the first century and was indeed crucified by the edict from Pontius Pilate as a result of the pressure from Jewish authorities.
A. Josephus ben Mattathias (c. AD 37–100), the Romanized Jewish historian writes…
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