April 4, 2021

Moses and the Resurrection of Jesus?

As many Christian apologists know, all believers must sanctify Christ as Lord and be ready to give a reasoned defense for the hope that is in us (1 Peter 3:15). Misotheists and other anti-creationists claim to love science and reason, but many are weak in these areas.

An unbeliever had a challenge to the Resurrection of Jesus, thinking he made up the rules of logic as he went along. The response is very useful.
Left: Christ Resurrected / Herbert Gustave Schmalz, 1890
Right: Prayer of Moses after the Israelites go through the Red Sea / Ivan Kramskoy, 1861
God's Word tells us that those who claim that God does not exist are suppressing the truth in unrighteousness and are without excuse (Rom. 1:18-23). In addition, the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God (1 Cor. 1:20-25), and we have the Holy Spirit living in us, so we can see through God's leading and the Bible how worldly wisdom is at odds with true wisdom. With these truths in mind, Christians should easily be able to see why it is improper and unbiblical to argue from an evidence-only position that puts God on trial. This is can also be clearly seen when arguing for the Resurrection.

Science is impossible without God, and he is the creator of logic as well. It is common to see atheists attempting to change the rules of discourse (including time-honored rules of debate). Sometimes they attempt to make up their own rules in the process. God doesn't have to jump through hoops or do things their way — and neither do we. What follows is a feedback article that is pertinent to our Easter observances.

I have three questions regarding the Old Testament. An atheist friend of mine claimed that the Resurrection cannot be established as true unless it is first established that God revealed Himself to Moses. He argues that that this is a requirement for the Resurrection to be true as if God did not reveal Himself to Moses, then it would follow that the Old Testament religion evolved over time instead of being divinely revealed to mankind and this in turn provides evidence that the Biblical God does not exist and therefore the Resurrection is already false. My question is how do I respond to this? Also, can the Resurrection be established as true regardless of the Old Testament? I think it can but I am not sure. Finally, can the Resurrection of Jesus Christ be used as evidence that the religion of the Old Testament originated from divine revelation? I am eager to hear your response and Thank you so much for your time and work for the Kingdom of God.

You can read Tim Chaffey's response at "Moses, God, and the Resurrection", and note how the atheist is clearly suppressing the truth by confusing the issues with fake logic.

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