FORMER ATHEIST ANSWER RESURRECTION SKEPTICS 04/27/2011


by Moody Adams
Lee Strobel – who was no stranger to investigating as the legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and an award-winning journalist – began his two-year search for evidence regarding the credibility of Christianity after his wife’s sudden conversion.

“Exhaustively studying the historical data surrounding Christ’s death and resurrection for nearly two years,” he wrote in The Christian Post. “Strobel found evidence after evidence, which supported not only Jesus’ life but his actual resurrection as well. Recording in the WSJ each criticism he had, the famous author found that all his questions he had regarding Christ’s final days were substantially supported by historical evidence.

“Was Jesus really executed, was Jesus’ tomb empty, did anyone see Jesus alive again, and could these encounters have been hallucinations were a few of the questions Strobel investigated and found to be valid. One by one, my objections evaporated,” Strobel wrote in the Wall Street Journal. “I read books by skeptics, but their counter-arguments crumbled under the weight of the historical data. No wonder atheists so often come up short in scholarly debates over the resurrection."

Strobel says his faith is, “Not because of wishful thinking, the fear of death, or the need for a psychological crutch, but because of the facts.”

Lee Strobel is a New York Times bestselling author and writer of 'The Case for Christ' and 'The Case for Easter: Journalist Investigates the Evidence for the Resurrection'. His latest book, 'The Ambition', releases May 17.


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