For Saturday March 18, 2023
And their words seemed to them like idle tales, and they did not believe them.
But Peter arose and ran to the tomb.
Luke is considered a historian of first rank, whose verifiable accuracy put him head and shoulders above his secular peers. His two works, the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, boldly assert that Jesus of Nazareth rose physically from the tomb on Easter.
Luke didn’t expect us to take this on “blind faith.” He opened his Gospel by telling us that he had carefully investigated everything from the beginning so we’d know the certainty of the things we’ve been taught (Luke 1:3–4). And he began his book of Acts by telling us that after the Resurrection, Jesus showed Himself alive “by many infallible proofs” (Acts 1:3).
Scientist Henry Morris said, “The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the crowning proof of Christianity. If the resurrection did not take place, then Christianity is a false religion. If it did take place, then Christ is God and the Christian faith is absolute truth.”
Our faith is warm and personal, but it is based on cold, hard facts—not on idle tales.
For a very simple reason: I am not able to explain away an event
in history—the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
WHEN ASKED WHY HE COULD NOT REFUTE CHRISTIANITY