Last weekend was Easter, and I watched the following videos, both of which went into depth about Jesus, and his death and resurrection. More specifically, the first video, titled Refuting Modern Myths about Jesus Christ, was presented by Tim Chaffey, who discussed skeptic’s claims that Jesus didn’t exist, or, if he did exist, he wasn’t really God. The second video, also hosted by Chaffey, is titled, He is Risen: Evidences of the Resurrection. This presentation addresses skeptical claims denying that Jesus rose from the dead.
The videos are over an hour long each, but they’re great resources for anyone who wants to know how to answer skeptic claims, or for skeptics themselves.
Chaffey deals with many false accusations, myths and misrepresentations about Jesus. For example, skeptics wrongly claim there are no non-biblical sources to support the existence of Jesus. But Chaffey goes on to present a long list of extra-biblical sources documenting the existence of Jesus and his disciples. Those evidences include ancient writings by people like Tacitus, Suetonius, Pliny the Younger, Josephus, Emperor Trajan, Lucian, Thallus, Phlegon, and Emperor Hadrian, to name just a few, as well as other archaeological artifacts.
Chaffey goes on to address the origins of Christianity, the Bible, the deity of Christ, and the historical resurrection of Jesus form the dead; he does this by presenting historical evidence, and makes a logical case for Jesus being the Christ, whom we celebrate on Easter.