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The Fort Lauderdale Socrates Cafe Meetup Group Message Board Past Message Board › Religious cause and effect

Religious cause and effect

A former member
Post #: 12
I always find myself wondering why we want to believe that Christ died for our sins instead of dying because of our sins (a more reasonable way of looking at his death). And who exactly had the most to gain from disappearance of the Christ after his resurrection, why is everyone is so sure it was God's work? You read it in a book you say? How did writers find out?
Dr. Norman R. W.
Group Organizer
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Post #: 84
Actually, one can believe that Christ Jesus dies because of our sins and for our sins. These two statements are not contradictory. Both are true.

As far as the disappearance of Christ Jesus from the tomb this has been logically explored. You may want to look at Dr. Lapide's book, A Jewish View of the Resurrection for a look at the "lesser of two evils" as he puts it. The witnesses of the resurrection were early with Paul's testimony at 56 a.d. found in 1 Corinthians 15 showing that this was part of the earliest preaching by the Christian community and that those who gave this testimony were persecuted and tortured because they stated that they had seen Christ Jesus alive. You may also want to take a look at Dr. Licona's reply's to the top ten myths about the resurrection of Christ Jesus. http://www.reclaiming...­. Great musing.
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