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The Resurrection

Whitebeard Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 12:45 PM
Corbett: Hello. Thank you for your post. I am aware of the case you are making for a "dead of winter" birth. Depending on elevation, crops were planted at different times of the year (and/or more than once a year). The Romans don't strike me as the kind of folks who would really care too much about any "disruption" they might cause the locals. But the major problem is that evidence from Scripture (which includes the onset of John's and Yeshua's ministry) supports an early fall or early spring (late winter, if you will) date.
At the very core of Christianity is the historical authenticity of the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. But for His resurrection, we would not be celebrating His birth.

The Apostle Paul said, "And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain."

Christian apologist Josh McDowell spent more than 700 hours studying the subject of the resurrection and concluded that it "is one of the most wicked, vicious, heartless hoaxes ever foisted upon the minds of men, or it is the most amazing fact of history." When a university student asked him why he...