How do you reach someone who dismisses evidence for Jesus?

I recently got a question asking how to reach someone who dismissed any information provided and insisted that there was no evidence for the resurrection.

My response is below:

Unfortunately it is very common for people to dismiss the evidence that they find inconvenient.  The fact is that there is ample evidence evidence for the facts of the resurrection.  One great resource is The Popular Handbook for Archaeology and the Bible by Holden and Geisler.  In that book they detail the ample evidence for the New Testament’s authenticity and accuracy.

I would recommend that you take a look at Dr. Craig’s lecture on the evidence for the resurrection.  In that lecture Dr. Craig briefly reviews the evidence and makes the case for why we should take it seriously.  If all that a critic has to say in the face of the evidence is, “I don’t accept the evidence,” but they have no actual rebuttal then it may be time to start deciding if the person is approaching the issue in a reasonable manner.  One cannot reason with unreasonable people.

Sincerely,

Matt Bilyeu


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