By Eddy Montilla.
The topic about the resurrection of Jesus is undoubtedly the most important and polemic issue we have because if it is true that he rised from the dead, and as he said, we can do the same some day, then, the fact of believing or not in his words makes the difference between living or dying forever. Nothing is more dreadful than the idea of dying. If that story is true, there’d be no reason to feel fear anymore. But…How can Jesus’ resurrection be proved? In order to do that, we cannot think subjectively as Christians usually do, but objectively, like those who do not believe in these kind of things, that is, the atheists. It means that there is no space for arguments that offend reason, unfounded ideas, etc. Let’s say goodbye to ideas like these ones: “I believe in Jesus’ resurrection because I feel his presence in my heart”, “I can see him in the magnificence of the nature”, etc. The Apostles’ oral testimony is not valid either for lack of evidence. Then, what can we use as proof in this case?
As far as I know, there is only one objective and real proof of Jesus’ resurrection, and it is the Apostles’ stance on the resurrection when they were persecuted for defending and spreading this idea. Note that they preferred to be killed than to abandon their preaching about Jesus’ resurrection. This is the only argument with cogency that does not crack in front of any Atheist’s stance and cannot be refuted by them. And in essence it is very simple: A person, as long as he or she can get some economic benefits or power, he or she might embrace a lie, but if his or her life is in peril, that person will stop lying immediately because nobody is stupid enough to lose his or her life for defending a lie or a dead man (Jesus, in this case). If life is our most prized possession, the Apostle and many other Christians were not going to play with it defending something that was not true. This irrefutable evidence is the base and faith of millions of people around the world.
This article was originally published in the digital newspaper World And Opinion with Eddy Montilla.
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