So okay then… This came up yet again, this time on my daughter’s forum: http://thebibleclub.boards.net/
A young witch that has since departed the forum stated something to the effect of Jesus couldn’t have risen from the dead thusly they can’t believe the Bible. This flies in the face of not only history, but their own avowed spiritual path through life.
History… There were Romans guarding the tomb where His body was laid. You didn’t mess with Roman guards, and no, they didn’t fall asleep. They were professionals and the penalties for such things tended to be terminal. Also, Jesus was seen by many people after the resurrection.
1st Corinthians 15
15 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
From the worldview o f the magik paths: Here we have an interesting thing. They are following a path that holds spirits, gods, goddesses, and magik. But disavow God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and miracles because they just can’t exist. Go figure that one out. I might expect this from an atheist, but from a witch? I’m calling all of you out on this one. You cannot be intellectually honest and say that the supernatural exists but that it doesn’t exist within the same argument. s