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Quiz 6 on Just the Facts: Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus

Take this short self-quiz to test your knowledge of the sixth week’s lesson on Just the Facts: Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus.

Quiz 6 from David Johnson

Lesson Outline

Twelve Known Resurrection Facts Believed By Harshest Critics of Christianity

Jesus died from crucifixion Jesus was buried in a tomb. Jesus’ death caused the disciples to despair and lose hope. Quiz 1 on Lessons 1-3. The tomb was discovered to be empty three days later. The disciples believed they encountered the risen Jesus.. The disciples were transformed from doubters [...]

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Lesson 6 of 6: The Swoon theory

Just the Facts: Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus

Watch this short video to hear why the Swoon Theory is a fabrication easily dismissed by the facts.

Here are the main points made in the video:

The Swoon Theory posits that Jesus must have passed out or lost vital signs for a period of time and later was revived. Is this plausible? There are eight reasons why the swoon theory cannot be true:

The Roman penalty for any soldier that let a prisoner escape was the death penalty. The [...]

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Lesson 6 of 12: What made the disciples fearless when they were once fearful

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The disciples were transformed from a fearful band of discouraged followers of the crucified Jesus to bold proclaimers of Jesus’ resurrection. They not only saw Jesus alive after his death, they saw him transported into heaven.

Luke 24: 50-53

50 When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. 51 While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. 52 Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. 53 And they [...]

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Lesson 5 of 6: The Authorities Hid Body Theory

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Could the Jewish or Roman authorities have hid the body of Jesus? Would this explain the empty tomb? Read on to find out why this does not make sense.

It doesn’t make sense that either the Jewish or Roman authorities would have hid the body of Jesus for the following reasons:

If the Jewish or Roman authorities stole the body or moved it for safekeeping, why would they accuse the disciples of stealing it?

Matthew 28:11-15

11 While the women were [...]

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Jesus body was missing because he rose from the dead

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You can try to explain that Jesus’ body was missing because 1) the disciples did not know in which tomb Jesus was buried or 2) the disciples went to the wrong tomb, or 3) the resurrection was invented hundreds of years after the fact or 4) the disciples stole the body, or 5) the authorities hid the body. However, this cannot account for the unexpected behavior of the disciples. They were transformed from unbelievers of the resurrection to bold believers proclaiming and dying for the resurrection. What can account for this [...]

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Lesson 4 of 6: The Disciples Stole the Body theory

Just the Facts: Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus

Was Jesus’ tomb empty because the Disciples stole the body? Watch this short video to hear why no responsible scholar since the mid 1800s subscribes to this theory.

Here are the main points made in the video:

It would be a psychological miracle for the disciples to preach the resurrection of Jesus after they had stolen the body. How could the disciples die for the idea that Jesus rose from the dead if they had stolen the body? This makes [...]

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Quiz 5 on Just the Facts: Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus

Take this short self-quiz to test your knowledge of the fifth week’s lesson on Just the Facts: Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus.

Quiz 5 from David Johnson

Lesson Outline

Twelve Known Resurrection Facts Believed By Harshest Critics of Christianity

Jesus died from crucifixion Jesus was buried in a tomb. Jesus’ death caused the disciples to despair and lose hope. Quiz 1 on Lessons 1-3. The tomb was discovered to be empty three days later. The disciples believed they encountered the risen Jesus.. The disciples were transformed from [...]

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Lesson 3 of 6: The Legend theory

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Watch this short video to hear Dr. Gary Habermas, Professor of Philosophy and Theology, Liberty University, explain why the resurrection of Jesus was not some fabrication that evolved over a long period of time. The Resurrection account was being preached and repeated in a creed within months of the crucifixion.

Here are the main points made in the video:

Nothing is more important when documenting history than having the right people in the right place to write about it. This [...]

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Mary Magdalene knew where the tomb of Jesus was and visited it after the crucifixion

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As the following verses recount, the women and disciples knew exactly where the tomb of Jesus was located, so the discovery of an empty tomb cannot be attributed to their going to the wrong tomb.

Matthew 27: 59-61:

59 Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away. 61 Mary Magdalene and the other [...]

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Lesson 2 of 6: The Wrong Tomb theory

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Critics say there were many similar tombs to the tomb of Jesus and the women and disciples went to the wrong tomb. Could this have accounted for the empty tomb? Read below to find out why this doesn’t make sense.

The wrong tomb theory conflicts with facts 5-12. These facts are endorsed by even the most critical scholars of the Bible.

5. What would account for the experiences the Disciples believed were the literal appearance of the risen Jesus? (what [...]

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