As one studies the modern cosmology and astrophysics, one begins to realize that it has become much like a cat-and-mouse game where hardened atheist scientists try desperately to avoid both the clear theistic implications of Big Bang (origin of the universe) science, and the eerie similarities between the biblical and scientific accounts of creation.
Disbelievers in Christ’s resurrection would have one believe that the resurrection is an ancient fable. But it is actually DISBELIEF in Christ’s resurrection that springs from belief in an ancient fable…the ancient fable known as materialism or naturalism.
The biblical claims about the divinity and resurrection of Jesus only violate common-sense when viewed from the lens of materialism (which says that only the world of material things is real). But materialism is a scientifically unsupportable stance.
Can you identify the person referred to in this passage? Can you guess what book of the New Testament this passage comes from? Scroll to the far bottom for answers: 3 He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces…
Assuming that there is a God—ask many atheists—which God is the right God? It will come as a surprise to many that the Judeo/Christian concept of God is actually much more than just a Judeo/Christian concept. Rather, it is an utterly trans-cultural and trans-historical concept. Further, God’s self-sacrifice on the cross is mentioned in many more places than just the Christian Bible. The Hindu scriptures known as the Upanishads and Vedas, ancient Chinese historical documents, and the Old Testament of the Bible (as well as other sources) provide references to God’s self-sacrifice which are extraneous to the Christian New Testament.
It may shock many readers (at first) to learn that the answer we provide to this question is an unqualified “yes.” But it may also shock the reader to learn that Christianity’s existence as a myth does not undercut, but rather bolsters, its veracity. Two mythology experts of the highest caliber, C.S. Lewis (who was a Professor of Medieval and Renaissance studies at Cambridge University) and J.R.R. Tolkien (author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, and the Merton Professor of English Language and Literature at Oxford University), explain why Christianity is a “true myth.”