Were the Gospel Eyewitnesses Lying About the Resurrection?
by J Warner Wallace
I was a skeptical thirty-five-year-old atheist when I first read through the New Testament. I was also a detective serving in Los Angeles County. I can still remember where I was when I discovered this verse:
“…if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain. Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified against God that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised.” (1 Corinthians 15:14-15)
I was in a surveillance vehicle in south central Los Angeles, working a case and taking a break. I was passing some time reading a Bible I purchased after listening to a message from a local pastor. As soon as I read this passage, I knew I would have to start a very different kind of investigation…