Are the Resurrection Accounts in the Gospels Contradictory? Part I

This is Part I in a four part series on the gospel accounts of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. I posted these last year. Hope you’ll find them helpful and edifying this year, too.

To Breathe Your Free Air

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The Apostle Paul wrote in his first letter to the Corinthians that every assertion of the gospel rests on the truth of Jesus Christ’s rising from the dead on the third day. He wrote, “. . . if Christ is not raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain. . . . For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins” (I Cor. 15.14, 16-17).

In other words, if Jesus did not, in fact, rise from the dead, then nothing that is affirmed in the New Testament is true. In fact, nothing in the Old Testament is true either, because as Jesus himself said, “[the Scriptures] testify about Me” (John 5.39) and “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I…

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2 responses to “Are the Resurrection Accounts in the Gospels Contradictory? Part I

  1. Thank you for posting these again, Dr. Wilsey. I found them helpful the first time. Exceptional front page article in the WSJ Review section about the “Challenge” of the Resurrection…

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