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There are six common things both liberal and conservative scholars agree on concerning Christ.
1. Jesus existed 2. Jesus was crucified 3. He was dead and placed in a tomb. 4. That tomb was found empty. 5. Many claimed to have seen Him risen and alive. 6. People risked their lives telling what they claimed to have seen.
What one does with these facts, determines their view of the Christian faith. Either way, these six things can’t be dismissed as untrue.
Many people will point to the disciples risking their life for Christ, and compare it to modern day terrorists who die for their faith. This appears to be a valid comparison, but it is not valid if you look deeper. The starting point of faith for the modern day terrorist, is the Koran. They look at the book, and conclude it is either true or false. If they conclude it’s true, then they will boldly risk their life for it. If they don’t, then they won’t risk their life.
The early, first ever Christians had a different starting point of their faith. They didn’t come to faith by reading a book, and have to make a leap of faith and decide if it was real or not. The first disciples experienced things first hand. They either went to their deaths knowing deep down that their message was false, or they went to their death knowing it was true!
It’s possible that one or two crazies might risk their life for what they know is a lie. But would dozens and even hundreds risk their life for what they clearly know is a lie? Maybe! If you say yes to that, it shows you have great faith! You have greater faith than it takes to simply believe these folks died for a real, risen Jesus that they experienced first hand.
So basically we’re left with a couple choices. Either dozens and hundreds risked their lives, proclaiming an experience they knew was a lie. Or these people risked their lives for what they knew and experienced was the truth.
These first followers starting point of faith was NOT looking at a book and deciding if it was real or not. They ALL either risked their lives knowing it was a lie, or knowing it was the truth! Which do you choose to believe? Which is more plausible?