This is in response to the following article:

https://www.apologeticspress.org/apcontent.aspx?category=10&article=1120

This article was shown to me as proof of Jesus rising from the dead. I could not be more disgusted in it.

I have decided to go through the list and destroy every argument in it to show the individual who sent it and others how worthless it is.

I have gone through the article and simply copied every line from and every point it tried to make and listed them numerically from 1-115 and made comments.

I made some closing statements after.

The article is about “what happened to the body?”:

1) “He told them it would.”

a) There is no credibility in this statement.

b) The bible is 2000 years old(not credible)

c) There was no video, or audio (yes I know they didn’t have that back then, but 2000 year old HEARSAY is not evidence).

d) There are 4 gospels and they heavily conflict with each other.

e) The 4 gospels were not written by the disciples, but unknown authors 30-60 years AFTER Jesus supposed “death.”

f) 30-60 years after Jesus supposed “death” by unknown authors with conflicting stories based on nothing but HEARSAY is in NO WAY CREDIBLE!

2) “He even told them how.”

a) There is no credibility in this statement.

b) The bible is 2000 years old(not credible)

c) There was no video, or audio (yes I know they didn’t have that back then, but 2000 year old HEARSAY is not evidence).

d) There are 4 gospels and they heavily conflict with each other.

e) The 4 gospels were not written by the disciples, but unknown authors 30-60 years AFTER Jesus supposed “death.”

f) 30-60 years after Jesus supposed “death” by unknown authors with conflicting stories based on nothing but HEARSAY is in NO WAY CREDIBLE!

3) “The tomb was empty Sunday morning because Jesus was alive.”

a) There is no credibility in this statement.

b) The bible is 2000 years old(not credible)

c) There was no video, or audio (yes I know they didn’t have that back then, but 2000 year old HEARSAY is not evidence).

d) There are 4 gospels and they heavily conflict with each other.

e) The 4 gospels were not written by the disciples, but unknown authors 30-60 years AFTER Jesus supposed “death.”

f) 40-80 years after Jesus supposed “death” by unknown authors with conflicting stories based on nothing but HEARSAY is in NO WAY CREDIBLE!

4) “By His resurrection, every claim Jesus made regarding His deity was confirmed “with power” (Romans 1:4)”

a) A meaningless quote from Paul since he didn’t know Jesus and wasn’t there and heard everything from HEARSAY years after Jesus supposedly died after he supposedly existed.

b) Even if Jesus did say he was God, remember that Charles Manson told his family that he’s God and that both present and former leaders of North Korea have the country believing they are God.

c) This video shows how easy it is to fool people into thinking you are mystical prophet:

http://www.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,971515233001_2075202,00.html

d) There is strong proof that Paul was merely trying to help the Romans control and manipulate the Jews and the people in order for them to be obedient and pay their taxes.

e) Paul was quoted as saying In Romans 13:1-7 exactly what supports this manipulation for the Romans.

f) There is nothing proving Paul wasn’t a liar and a deceiver! Paul himself had set up multiple different churches. This could have easily been a simple entrepreneurial business.

g) Nothing to prove that Paul wasn’t completely nuts and that his vision was from an unknown hallucinatory agent like ayahuasca.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayahuasca

5) “He not only kept His word that He would be raised, but He fulfilled a thousand-year-old prophecy by David (cf. Psalm 16:1-2; Acts 2:24-36).”

a) There is no verification that the stories of David were even real, or David himself being real.

b) There is no psychic prediction that is within a book that’s only proof is itself.

The Empty Tomb

6) “If Jesus was raised, His tomb had to be emptied.”

a) No it didn’t. People would have found it just as believable and said “he simply got another body”.

b) The story is hearsay and nothing else.

c) They don’t even know where the tomb is.

d) They don’t even know WHEN he died, or when he was buried.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YftlQ-Ox9VM

7) “His bodily resurrection is indefensible if He remained in the tomb even one hour of day four.”

a) Wrong. It’s still completely hearsay.

b) It makes no difference and it’s an irrelevant, meaningless point.

8) “If the tomb was occupied Monday, Jesus is less than divine, and there is no hope in Him as Savior. This makes the witness of the tomb all-important.”

a) It doesn’t matter anyway since it’s all just hearsay and theres no accurate witness testimoney since the bible is just a bunch of ridiculous poorly written stories which contradict each other.

b) What isn’t clear is if Jesus really was placed in a tomb at all. Paul never mentioned a tomb.

c) Paul also said Jesus was buried, not a tomb and doesn’t even mention Joseph of Arimathea.

d) Who is more credible the guy who wrote it 5 years after who wasn’t there, or an unknown author 30-60 years after?

e) The fact that they both contradict each other automatically gives neither any credibility.

f) The “witnesses” were all non-credible due to the fact that the gospels were written 30-60 years later and all contradicted each other.

g) There are countless plausible examples of what could have happened, which don’t involve anything supernatural, or that Jesus was God, or that Jesus came back from the dead.

Let Bart Ehrman tell you a few:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1nT9lfqlx8I

9) “Was Jesus placed in a tomb? The Bible is clear on this point.”

a) It isn’t clear at all that Jesus was placed in a tomb. That is a lie.

b) Paul never mentioned a tomb and just said Jesus was buried and he never mentions Joseph of Arimathea.

c) Jesus tomb was never found.

d) The gospels were all written 30-60 years later and full of contradictions and from unknown authors.

e) Everything about the whole story of Jesus and his resurrection were hearsay and nothing else.

10) “His interment was witnessed by at least four individuals.”

a) Not credible based on the 30-60 year time frame of the gospels and the many contradictions.

b) The fact that these are still just stories in a book and based on nothing but hearsay.

c) There is no video, or audio of the eye witnesses and could easily just be fictional characters.

d) Why someone would make up characters involved in the story such as the guards, the 3 women and Joseph of Arimathea are:

> The guards were just characters and were not interviewed and there is no evidence there were guards there.

> The women were just characters, filler, could have been anyone and simply saying they were there does not mean they were there.

> Joseph of Arimathea was again just a character and filler to a hearsay story that people blew out of proportion.

> There had to be someone there in the story and if it wasn’t them it would be somebody else.

> Everyone needs characters in a story.

11) “Joseph of Arimathea received permission from Pilate to bury Jesus (Mark 15:43-45).”

a) This is not proof of anything.

b) A fictious story has words and these are words.

c) No proof of this conversation outside of the bible which is fiction.

d) There isn’t any documentation of Jesus outside of the bible in the entire 1st century.

e) These people SHOULD have mentioned Jesus, but did not:

https://thebuybulljournal.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/strange-about-jesus/

12) “He and Nicodemus hurriedly prepared and entombed the Lord’s body (John 19:38).”

a) The gospels are not proof of anything, just like the old testament is not proof of anything, like living in whales, or getting superhuman strength from having long hair.

b) No proof of this happening other than within the bible, which is definitely not proof of anything.

c) Even if this part were true, it does not prove that Jesus was God, or that Jesus came back from the dead.

13) “Their activities were observed by Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joseph (Mark 15:46-47)”

a) The gospel is not proof of anything.

b) Proving the bible with the bible is circular reasoning.

c) Even if the story were true that they observed a burial, this is still not proof that Jesus came back from the dead.

d) This hearsay story that can’t be proven does not prove Jesus was God, or the son of God.

14) “On the next day, the chief priests and Pharisees requested of Pilate that a guard be provided for the tomb (Matthew 27:62-65)”

a) How is this proof of anything?

b) Again, the bible cannot prove the bible.

c) Does not prove Jesus rose from the dead, or that Jesus was God.

15) “They necessarily believed Jesus’ body remained there at the time of their request.”

a) AGAIN, the bible does not prove the bible.

b) A fictious story with fictious details based on hearsay.

c) Even if that part of the story were true does not prove that Jesus was God, or that Jesus rose from the dead.

16) “This request was granted and a guard was sent. It is inconceivable that Pilate (who was responsible for maintaining the body of Jesus) would have sealed and set watch over a tomb that he did not believe was occupied.”

a) So what? There is no record of this outside of the bible and Pilate was a real person and yet there is no record of him outside the gospel doing, or saying this.

b) Again, the bible cannot prove the bible.

17) “Hence, at least four people saw Jesus’ body in the tomb on Friday. The Jews, Pilate, and the guards acknowledged its presence on Saturday.”

a) From a book that is fictional with no historical sources to back it up.

b) AGAIN the bible can NOT prove the bible with the bible!

18) “Jesus was not buried in just any tomb; it was a new tomb.”

a) Ok, this is just getting ridiculous. How has one single thing been even the slightest bit of proof.

b) Paul never mentions a tomb, or Joseph of Arimathea and just says “Jesus was buried”.

c) Just stories and nothing else.

d) The tomb of Jesus was never discovered.

19) “This is significant when one remembers that a dead man was once miraculously revived when his body was placed into the tomb that contained Elisha’s bones (2 Kings 13:21).”

a) This is completely absurd and anyone who actually believes anything so far that this page offers for proof should have their head examined!

b) AGAIN and AGAIN the bible can NOT prove the bible. Nothing in the bible has ever proved the bible and until otherwise shown, nothing will.

c) It actually just makes the whole Jesus story sound more ridiculous and unbelievable when compared to it.

d) The story about Elisha’s bones just sounds ridiculous and nonsensical and that if there really were a God that it was just acting like an idiot.

20) “Jesus was put into a tomb “in which no one had yet been laid” (John 19:41).”

a) So what? That proves nothing in any way shape, or form.

b) This page is pathetic! How is this supposed to be proof?

c) This is like proving Little Red Riding Hood with the book “Little Red Riding Hood”.

21) “The Lord’s resurrection was a unique event that could not be attributed to such a factor.”

a) Which proves nothing regarding the story even being real, or Jesus getting resurrected.

b) Are people this stupid to believe this page is actually proving anything?

22) “First, it was impossible for Jesus to escape from the tomb without being detected.”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove Jesus was resurrected.

c) This statement does not prove Jesus was God.

d) This statement does not prove Jesus was even a real person.

23) “All four of the Gospel records explicitly declare that the Lord was dead prior to entering the tomb (Matthew 27:50; Mark 15:44-45; Luke 23:46; John 19:32-34).”

a) That’s good for the stories, but them saying that does not prove the story was real.

b) These statements do not prove Jesus came back from the dead, or that Jesus was God.

c) The gospels were all copied from Mark and the writers then made everything up.

24) “The tomb was cut out of solid rock (Matthew 27:60). Tombs, like caskets, generally are not equipped with back doors!”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

25) “The cave opening was blocked by a massive stone (Matthew 27:60).”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

26) “The stone was affixed with a seal, and watched by soldiers (Matthew 27:66).”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

27) “Obviously, it was impossible for Jesus to leave that tomb (apart from the resurrection miracle), let alone to do so without detection.”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

28) “Second, the tomb did not contain the body of Jesus after the dawning of Sunday. This evidence is gleaned from those on both sides of the issue.”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

29) “The empty tomb was seen by at least six of Jesus’ followers: Mary Magdalene (Matthew 28:1-10), Mary (the mother of James) and Salome (Mark 16:1-8), Joanna (Luke 24:10), and Peter and John (John 20:2-8).”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Too many contradictions:

http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/contra/women_sepulchre.html

30) “The empty tomb was probably seen by at least a few Roman guards (Matthew 28:2,11-15).”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

31) “That the tomb was empty was not denied by the antagonistic Jews (they merely attempted to explain why it was empty).”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

32) “That the tomb was empty was loudly proclaimed on the day of Pentecost in the presence of literally thousands of Jews who most certainly would have denied it if they could (Acts 2:24-36).”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

Who Moved The Stone?

33) “One of the tomb’s most impressive features was the immense stone that acted as its door. Matthew used the Greek phrase lithon megan to describe the stone (27:60).

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead.

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was not even discovered.

e) Paul said Jesus was buried.

34) “This two-word combination is the source of our modern term, “megalith” (i.e., large stone)”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found, or remembered it’s location.

35) “Mark and Luke report that the four women who came to the tomb wondered who would move the stone for them (Mark 16:2-4; Luke 24:10).”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) They couldn’t even get the story of the women right in all the gospels.

http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/contra/women_sepulchre.html

36) “Mark calls the stone “very large.” How large is “very large”? While we may never know, it is safe to assume that four women could move a fairly large stone without help; yet, apparently the force needed to move this stone exceeded their combined strength (Mark 16:3)”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

37) “If these women didn’t move it, who did? Can we rationally conclude that it was moved by a brutally beaten, crucified, and allegedly dead man? The record indicates that an angel of the Lord was dispatched from heaven to accomplish the task (Matthew 28:2).”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

38) “Someone might contend that the stone could not have been too heavy since Joseph rolled it in place by himself (Matthew 27:60)”

a) Irrelevant, there is no evidence of anything factual, or verifiable, such as Jesus being God, or coming back from the dead.

b) This is hearsay from unknown authers 30-60 years later from unknown authors who weren’t even there.

39) “Moreover, the stone was not just nudged aside to allow a single man to slip through, but it actually was moved completely away from the tomb (John 20:1)”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

40) “The moving of the great stone by the angel was an event of such magnitude that Matthew tells us the soldiers “shook for fear of him, and became as dead men” (28:4).”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

41) “It is no wonder they left their post and returned to the city to make a report to the chief priests! Adding to their fear of this supernatural sighting was the fact that the tomb they were guarding was opened and empty.”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

42) “Perhaps they reasoned that if the Jews knew the circumstances, they would not press charges against them for losing custody of the body.”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

43) “On Friday, at least four witnesses saw Jesus’ dead body placed into a previously empty tomb. The tomb was sealed with a stone too large for four women to move.”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

44) “Jesus’ presence in the tomb was acknowledged by friend and enemy alike on Saturday, when the stone was affixed with a Roman seal (McDowell, 1981, p. 59). On Sunday the stone had been moved and Jesus’ body was gone!”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

Why Bribe The Guards?

45) “The Jews’ primary effort to prevent the disciples of Jesus from making any resurrection claims for their Master served as one of the strongest evidences supporting those claims.”

a) No it doesn’t. Who are these people writing these statements trying to convince? Surely not a rational, thinking Skeptical person.

b) This statement does not prove the story real.

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

d) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

e) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

46) “Matthew recounts the incident:

The next day, after the Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees were gathered together before Pilate, saying, “Sir, we remember that the deceiver said, I will arise after three days.”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

e) There is no proof of this outside of the bible, nothing.

47) “Command therefore that the tomb be made secure until the third day to guard against his disciples stealing the body and saying, He has been raised from the dead. The last deception will be worse than the first.”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

48) “Pilate replied to them, “Take guards and go and make the tomb as secure as you can.” They departed and secured the tomb, sealing the stone, and stationing the guards (Matthew 27:62-66; McCord, 1988).”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

49) “Although they did not believe Christ, the Jews realized the importance of His words.”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

50) “The passage implies that the jews were getting a roman guard.”

a) So what?

b) Proves nothing.

51) “Some scholars contend that Pilate told the Jews to take their own temple guard for the task. This seems unlikely.”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

52) “In the Greek, the phrase, “Take a guard” is in the imperative. It was a “curt permission” to take guards (Robertson, 1930, 1:239).”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

53) “Why would the Jews approach Pilate to request a Jewish guard?”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

54) “If they used their own guard, they would have been open to criticisms should the body turn up missing.”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

55) “Why would the temple guard fear Pilate’s reaction (Matthew 28:14)?”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

56) “It seems more probable that the Jews wanted a Roman guard to prevent Jesus’ disciples from stealing their Lord’s body.”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

57) “As noted above, the guards were terrified when the angel moved the giant stone away from the tomb.”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

58) “They left their post and some of them returned to the city to report the incredible event.”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

59) “No doubt fearful of what would become of them, they went to the Jews (to plead for help?). The record continues:”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

60) “When they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, saying, “Tell them, His disciples came at night and stole Him away while we slept.”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

61) “And if this comes to the governor’s ears, we will appease him and make you secure.” So they took the money and did as they were instructed; and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day (Matthew 28:12-15).”

a) This is nonsense.

b) This proves nothing.

62) “The guards were left with an empty tomb, and the Jews were faced with a dilemma. They had to deal with not just an empty tomb, but also eyewitness accounts (from neutral witnesses) of the resurrection of Jesus.”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

63) “What could they do? Three options were possible: they could accept the testimony and believe in the One they crucified; they could complain to Pilate about his incompetent soldiers; or, they could enact a cover-up.”

None of the choices would of course:

a) Prove the story real.

b) Prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) Prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

64) “They were not yet willing to accept this Jesus as the Messiah.”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) This statement contradicts the story since they were very convinced that Jesus was the Messiah according to the story.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YftlQ-Ox9VM

65) “If they complained to Pilate, he might either believe or slay the soldiers.”

a) The above statement doesn’t prove the story real.

b) The above statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

66) “If he believed them, the Jews would be defeated.”

Defeated? Sorry, no idea what that means that they’re talking about.

67) “If he slew them, the Jews would be left with an inexplicably empty tomb.”

Either way:

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

68) “There was really only one option for them—a cover-up.”

Either way:

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

69) “So they bought a false report and circulated it in all directions. However, contrary to their desire, everywhere that false report traveled, so went one important fact—the tomb was empty.”

Either way:

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

Alternative Theories

70) “Some have suggested that Jesus did not actually die. He just fainted (“swooned”) and merely seemed to be dead.”

a) Possibly.

b) Crazy things have happened.

Like this:

and this:

http://www.kpvi.com/mostpopular/story/Charges-Filed-after-Blackfoot-Man-Has-Throat/ppK7_NAsYEeyu6dL35zpLQ.cspx

or this show on it’s 6th season now:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Survived…

71) “Thinking He was dead, His friends buried Him according to custom. After resting upon that cold stone slab, the Lord’s body naturally revived; thus revived, He moved the stone and exited the tomb (carefully avoiding being spotted by the guards).”

a) Not impossible.

b) Doesn’t prove that the whole story was made up.

72) “This view is utterly without foundation and collapses after even the most cursory glance at the evidence.”

a) No it isn’t.

b) Doesn’t prove the whole thing wasn’t made up.

73) “First, the body was acknowledged as dead by all parties involved.”

a) You really should check out this show:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Survived…

Several episodes are far more unlikely than the example above about Jesus.

b) The stories are still 40-60 year old hearsay.

74) “The Romans (who were experts at crucifixion) saw He was already dead and did not need to have His legs broken (John 19:33).”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Many people make mistakes, it happens all the time.

As shown:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Survived…#Season_8

75) “Pilate was surprised to hear that Jesus had died so quickly, and investigated the matter (Mark 15:44-45)”.

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) The fact that there isn’t any reference of Jesus outside of the bible speaks for itself.

76) “The followers of Jesus knew He was dead, for they began to prepare Him for burial, and even anticipated the coming of Sunday so they could finish the job. The Jews were sure He was dead, otherwise they would not have been so concerned with keeping His disciples from stealing His body (Matthew 27:62-66).”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

77) “Second, no one who has been scourged, nailed to and hung upon a cross for six hours, and has had a spear pierce his side, is going to wake up capable of rolling away a stone that four women could not move!”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

e) Also, isn’t it odd that only the gospel of John, the final one, shows Jesus getting stabbed with a spear? The gospel that is 60 years LATER?!

78) “Third, if this theory were true, the Jews would have been more successful claiming that Jesus had only swooned than in manufacturing an excuse for the empty tomb.”

a) This statement does not prove the story real.

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead.

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Jesus tomb was never even discovered. Surely because of the significance of it, it would be found.

79) “Fourth, where is Jesus now? The divine record has Him appearing for only forty days after His alleged swoon—what of the rest of His life?”

a) There are an infinite number of plausible examples, all you have to do is think about them.

b) Thinking of possibilities is very easy.

80) “Fifth, can any clear-thinking person really believe that the apostles lived persecuted lives and died as martyrs for a cause they knew to be false, or that Jesus would have been so cruel as to be the cause of such (either directly or indirectly)? Everything we know of Jesus mitigates against this thought.”

a) Please tell us how anyone died as a sacrifice.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YftlQ-Ox9VM

b) This is hilarious. This statement says it like Jesus is actually real and is magical, or something.

The Wrong Tomb Theory

81) “Some suggest that although Jesus was actually dead and buried, His followers accidentally went to another tomb that was empty.”

a) Not impossible. People are idiots. Look at Bernie Madoff. The man stole 65 BILLION dollars while the government didn’t even notice cause they were too busy trying to censor and fine Howard Stern.

b) Have you seen how stupid people are on reality shows?

82) “This theory hardly deserves mention; it defies nearly every detail of the resurrection narratives and leads to the absurd conclusion that not only His friends, but His enemies, and the Roman soldiers all went to the wrong tomb.”

a) Still more plausible than God raised HIMSELF from the dead.

b) This statement doesn’t prove that any of it even happened.

83) “On the contrary, the Gospel records mention that the interred body was seen by at least four people. How long would it take before someone recognized the mistake? After all, Joseph of Arimathea surely knew how to locate his own tomb, and easily could have corrected this error.”

a) I have a feeling that whoever wrote this simply wrote the stupidest most ridiculous scenerio to debunk.

b) This doesn’t prove any of this happened, or was real.

84) “Finally, Paul told of more than five hundred witnesses who did not see the empty tomb, but who had seen the risen Lord (1 Corinthians 15:6).”

a) There is an infinite amount of plausible examples that could have happened

b) This statement does not prove the story real.

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead.

d) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

e) Nothing Paul wrote was provable.

f) The fact that Paul helped set up churches and spread something that made an infinite amount of money was not something that shouldn’t be looked upon as suspicious?

85) “The most common theory suggests that Jesus’ friends stole His body while the guards slept. This was the story circulating when Matthew wrote his history (Matthew 28:15).”

a) Except Matthew didn’t write the book of Matthew and anyone saying Matthew did is either uninformed, or a liar.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_matthew

b) This statement does not prove that Jesus came back from the dead,

c) This statement does not prove that Jesus was God.

d) Bart Ehrman also sees it being completely possible as shown before.

86) “But, where is the evidence that the guards slept? How could the disciples have moved the stone and kept from waking the guards?”

a) There is no proof that the entire story was even true, so who cares?

b) Honestly if they wanted to they could have figured out a way to drug them if they wanted to.

87) “Why would the Jews have paid the guards to say the very thing that they tried to avoid in the first place?”

a) The whole story probably never happened, so to answer the question, THEY WOULDN’T.

b) Because they were idiots.

88) “The whole reason the Pharisees asked Pilate to grant them a guard was to keep the disciples from stealing the body!”

a) Not proof the story even happened.

b) Not proof Jesus was God, or divine in any way shape, or form.

c) Does not prove Jesus came back from the dead.

d) The tomb was never found and if Jesus death was so significant then people would have remembered where his tomb was.

89) “This view implies that the disciples knowingly devoted their lives to a falsehood.”

a) The one point I can’t argue with, or disagree. They completely wasted their lives if any part of the story is real.

b) The imbecile who wrote this statement is devoting their life to a falsehood.

90) “But, J.P. Moreland points out, “the disciples had nothing to gain by lying and starting a new religion.”

a) Who says they started the religion? Not me.

b) The disciples were either delusional, deceived, misinformed, or things didn’t happen as they thought.

c) The Romans could have easily organized the whole religion and fueled the delusion in order to control people and get people to obey and pay their taxes.

d) People start religions all the time to make money and become preachers to become rich as the countless people who do throughout history and today have.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/10/bible-scholar-christianity-invented-as-part-of-ancient-roman-psy-ops-campaign/

91) They faced hardship, ridicule, hostility, and martyrs’ deaths. In light of this, they could have never sustained such unwavering motivation if they knew what they were preaching was a lie”.

a) Since the only evidence of the disciples is the bible and there isn’t any references of sacrifices either in real life, or in the bible, this statement above is absurd.

b) Even if the statement were true and the disciples died for what they believed in, there is no proof that Jesus was God.

c) Even if the above statement were true, there is no evidence of the disciples not being deceived and dying for nothing.

Enemies stole the body

92) “Some might aver that Jesus’ body was stolen by the Jews to keep the disciples from doing so. Hence, they took the body and hired a guard to watch an already vacant tomb.”

a) It is possible and plausible.

b) Still no proof the story was even real.

93) “But this is ridiculous. If they stole the body, why did they not expose the disciples’ lie?”

a) Who knows why? We can’t say there wasn’t a motive when there could very well have been one, maybe a personal motive.

b) They could have wanted to steal the body to burn it because they thought Jesus was a demon. We don’t know.

c) No proof of the story being true.

94) “Instead, they maintained the unprovable position that it was really the disciples who took the body.”

a) Gee isn’t that uncommon to do a crime and then put the blame on someone else.

b) Still no proof.

95) “They never produced the body. What did they have to gain by concealing the most powerful evidence conceivable against the resurrection?”

a) Who knows what their motives would have been. The possibilities are endless.

b) One possibility would be that they thought it was funny.

c) Another was that they were in on the money making enterprise with the Romans.

d) If this was the case then who knows what personal motivation there could be? Perhaps only they knew, but it isn’t impossible.

96) “Imagine how devastating it would have been for the disciples, had the Jews paraded Jesus’ rotting corpse before the many thousands on Pentecost. Such an act would have strangled the infant church in its crib.”

a) If this was the case then obviously they had some kind of motivation not to, but we don’t know what that was.

b) Then this probably wasn’t the case and it was something else, but either way it doesn’t prove Jesus came back from the dead, or that Jesus was God.

c) No proof the story was real.

The Hallucination Theory

97) “Another alternative theory is that the disciples never actually saw the Lord’s risen body—they only imagined they did.”

a) Not unbelievable at all. People do hallucinate and who knows what they were high on.

b) See #4

98) “However, the biggest hindrance to this view is that many of these eyewitnesses were not easily convinced. Thomas was hardly alone in his skepticism concerning the resurrection.”

a) Not unusual at all. The story is completely ridiculous.

b) So what? This does not prove God, or Jesus being God, or Jesus coming back from the dead.

c) Does not prove the story was real.

99) “When the women went to the tomb on Sunday they found it empty. Their first reaction was one of bewilderment, not belief (Luke 24:4).”

a) Just characters in a story, acting in a certain way to fit into a certain story.

b) The above statement does not prove the story real, or prove Jesus was God, or prove Jesus came back from the dead.

c) The gospel of Mark and Mathew had only 2 Marys find the tomb and John had just one Mary, which shows that someone didn’t get the hearsay right.

d) The story that is written 30-70 years later on nothing but hearsay is not even remotely credible,

e) Reminding again that the disciples didn’t write the gospels but unknown authors.

100) “Remember the disciples’ reaction to Mary’s incredible report? They had been with Jesus and had no doubt heard Him say many times that He would rise again, and yet Mark wrote: “And when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe”(Mark 16:11).”

a) In Matthew they believed the women so it’s just another contradiction.

b) Just another part of the fictional story that proves nothing.

101) “Jesus later rebuked them for this unbelief (Mark 16:14). They should have expected His resurrection, but obviously they did not.”

a) Proves nothing. Just another part of a nonsensical, faith based story.

b) Doesn’t prove Jesus came back from the dead, or that Jesus was God, or that any part of the entire story was true.

102) “Jesus was also disappointed in the two disciples from Emmaus for failing to believe in the resurrection claims (Luke 24:25).”

a) So what? See #101.

b) The person writing these is incredibly stupid if he thinks these are actual proof of anything.

103) “Even at nightfall of the resurrection day the disciples were still doubting (Luke 24:38). The point is this: at first, these witnesses were unwilling to accept the fact of the resurrection.”

a) So what? See #101.

b) Incredibly stupid.

104) Had they been predisposed to believe the reports of the resurrection, we might wonder if they simply believed what they wanted to about the matter.

a) That is quite possible.

b) That’s what hearsay does.

105) On the contrary, here were people who initially were skeptical and required evidence for belief. If they had believed all along that they would see the Lord alive again, then isolated hallucinations might have taken place among the mentally unstable disciples (if there were any).

a) Based on no evidence whatsoever since the bible can’t prove the bible.

b) Proves nothing.

106) “But, hallucinations do not occur in people of stable mental condition (unless artificially induced). Regardless, the empty tomb remains unexplained by this theory.”

a) Then it was artificially induced if they actually did have visions.

b) Does not prove one way, or the other that Jesus was God, Jesus was resurrected, or anything in the entire gospels was real.

CONCLUSION: THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE RESURRECTION

107) “If compelled by the evidence to believe the resurrection, what is its relevance?”

a) There is nothing listed above off of this web page that is even remotely anything close to being evidence.

https://www.apologeticspress.org/apcontent.aspx?category=10&article=1120

b) There is nothing listed above that has any relevance to reality.

108) “First, the resurrection is the strongest single argument for the deity of Jesus (Romans 1:4).”

a) There are countless plausible realistic scenerios that are possible and realistic. Some more unlikely than others, but quite conceivable.

b) The thought that an omnipotent creator of the universe doing a single thing in the bible is both far fetched and delusional, such as even remotely caring about men having foreskins.

c) There’s only one realistic possibility of Jesus and that is:

-That he might have been a respected hippy who talked the talk and walked the walk.

-He fed people lies and nonsense and the Romans killed him cause he was a pain.

-People made things up and hearsay became absurdly ridiculous.

-People were gullible enough to believe it.

-Some guy who christianity became the poster boy for, suffered miserably when he died and wishes he had of not pissed off the people who did that to him.

109) “If He was raised from the dead as David prophesied, and as He so often promised, then He must have been a deity!”

a) The bible cannot prove the bible. There is no proof that the words written that were said to be from David were real.

b) This in no way proves Jesus was divine, God, a deity, or anything.

110) “If He was not raised, then David spoke of another, and Jesus was a liar.”

a) He wasn’t raised, but nobody was a liar because nobody said anything of the sort.

b) There is no proof of anything and the whole prophecy WITHIN the bible is mind numbingly absurd!

c) Who in their right mind believes a psychic prediction was made and is true inside a fairytale book of nonsensical stories?

111) “Second, the resurrection is the foundational principle upon which Christianity is built. Paul linked the reality of salvation to the fact of the resurrection; refute that fact, and Christians are a truly pathetic lot (1 Corinthians 15).”

a) They really are and very gullible.

b) Amazing and scary that people were able to put this religion together and make so many trillions of dollars from it by selling people a fake cure to a fake disease.

112) “Christianity is either the one true religion of the one true God, or it is a farce—the reality of the resurrection determines which.”

a) This apologetics website is saying the weirdest things and has to be without a doubt the worst arguments I’ve ever seen.

b) This is like Hitler saying “I’m either doing God’s work, by killing the jews, or I’m a completely psychotic mass murderer.”

c) It’s obviously a farce because there is no proof of anything and it makes absolutely no sense and even if there were a God it wouldn’t be Jesus in any way shape, or form.

113) “Third, the fact of the resurrection is the greatest source of genuine hope available in this transient and confusing world. If Christ was raised, Christians will be raised (1 Corinthians 15).”

a) There was no resurrection and the entire resurrection story is complete nonsense without any proof whatsoever.

b) The entire bible is complete nonsense without any proof whatsoever.

c) No one needs the bible, or christianity and they are brainwashed and indoctrinated to it.

d) As an Atheist I am completely happy because:

-I made decisions.

-I learned from my mistakes.

-I used my friends and family for support.

-I worked hard and got the most out of my life because I knew I could count on myself to do what I had to do.

-I base my life on what is real and not what isn’t!

e) No one needs christianity, or any religion EVER!

114) “Since Christ was raised, He took away the power of death. His resurrection made it possible for Him to keep His promise to prepare a heavenly home for the faithful (John 14:1-4).”

a) This is nonsense based on a lie.

b) No evidence of this whatsoever.

c) As just previously mentioned christianity is a fake cure to a fake disease.

d) Christianity is indoctrination and brainwashing of children.

as shown here:

and here:

e) Anybody following christianity is living just as big of a lie as any other religion they don’t believe in.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HVuw1wEuaAQ&feature=g-high-rec

115) “No one fact offers more hope or assurance than does the truth of the resurrection of Jesus Christ!”

a) Hope from what? Reality?

b) Hope from accepting responsibility for doing bad things?

c) Hope from actually knowing what reality is because you have been indoctrinated and brainwashed your whole life?

d) Hope from dealing with the truth that this one life you have is all you have and that you aren’t going to end up someday in some fictional theme park in some other dimension for all of eternity because you can’t mentally deal with your own mortality?

e) Hope from realizing that an omnipotent creator of the universe wouldn’t care if you were gay, swore a lot, had a foreskin, or had sex with 3000 total strangers?

f) Hope from realizing that an omnipotent creator of the universe wouldn’t care about wanting to spend eternity with you because why seriously would it?

g) Hope from realizing that Satan is a non-sensical, non-existent being that makes no sense in any way, shape, or form and “Hell” makes even less sense than Satan does?

h) Hope from realizing that christianity, from whatever silly circumstances brought about it’s being put together, is just a scam and a fraud and used to make money and control people.

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Finally.

To the christian who sent this web page to me……

https://www.apologeticspress.org/apcontent.aspx?category=10&article=1120

……after several months of asking them over and over why he believed in christianity and not some other religion.

Who’s only response was “because christianity is the only true religion” then he finally sent me that apologetics link above……

The web page only assured me that christians really have no logical reason for believing and that it is absolutely delusional faith-based nonsense that can’t possibly believed by a rational human being.

Please wake up to the real world.

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