Yesterday I presented a ‘Minimal Facts’ Bible Study on the case for Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. The ‘Minimal Facts’ present data concerning Jesus’ death and the events immediately surrounding it that are so strongly attested historically that they are granted by nearly every scholar who studies the subject, even the rather skeptical ones.
Today we’re going to investigate some of the most significant explanations for these facts to determine which is the best. In order to be the best explanation, it must have the best explanatory power for all of the data (all of the Minimal Facts). In keeping with good detective skills, it is often the most simple and straightforward explanation that is the correct one (no backflips to make the explanation fits the facts).
This is a follow up on the Minimal Facts Bible Study presented yesterday. You’ll need to refer to your notes from Part 1 to complete it.
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