There are those who will tell you that the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is simply mythology.
There are others who will tell you that Christianity is a false religion because of its claims that fly in the face of scientific thought and discovery.
There are some who might say that the Resurrection story is an allegorical narrative designed to encourage the followers of Jesus Christ and help them persevere and continue the Jesus movement.
And there are some that will simply say that the Resurrection is a fairy tale, designed to brainwash children into becoming another generation of “true believers”.
MIT scientist, Ian Hutchinson, has written a very concise and straightforward article about the Resurrection, from the point of view of science, and the history of scientists through modern times. How can such miraculous claims be supported in a world of rationalism and scientific method? Hutchinson writes:
“Contrary to increasingly popular opinion, science is not our only means for accessing truth. In the case of Jesus’ resurrection, we must consider the historical evidence, and the historical evidence for the resurrection is as good as for almost any event of ancient history. The extraordinary character of the event, and its significance, provide a unique context, and ancient history is necessarily hard to establish. But a bare presumption that science has shown the resurrection to be impossible is an intellectual cop-out. Science shows no such thing.”
Take a look at Dr. Hutchinson’s article here.
Meanwhile, I’ll live into the hope that the Resurrection is as real as this morning’s sunrise. Some will scoff and laugh at me, and accuse me of perpetuating an ancient myth. I see the power of Christ’s Resurrection around me every day of my life and I thank God that “The Lord is Risen Indeed. Alleluia.”
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Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church (GA) in New York City has been chosen as one of eight internship congregations to participate this year in a church-wide initiative designed to increase our understanding of Holy Scripture and most importantly, to cultivate our engagement with it. In partnership with The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, Vicar John Heidgerd will be working to develop innovative ways to deepen our faith formation and sense of discipleship for the sake of ourselves and our communities.