The enemy would have modern Christians believe faith in Jesus Christ is both illogical and ignorant. Satan knows faith is the most powerful defense the modern Christian has against him, and he will stop at nothing to vanquish it. Those who can be shaken by the pseudo-intellectual lies crafted by the enemy will find themselves subject to his influence.
Four “core facts” which even the skeptics admit ...For those well versed in the history of this era, these established logical deductions make a case for rational belief in both the life and ressurrection of Jesus Christ.
a) Jesus was a real man, who lived and then died by crucifixion. Check out your history: Crucifixion was a cruel (but effective) method of death by torture. Victims died not from actual wounds but by suffocation, from the weight of their bodies hanging from outstretched arms. The Roman soldiers attending crucifixions were experienced in their work and could tell who was dead and who wasn’t.
b) The disciples saw something and they believed it was the risen Jesus. (The theory of mass hallucination doesn’t fly because, as psychology will tell us, it simply doesn’t happen.)
c) Their lives were totally transformed, even to the point of death. Now, at first glance, this may not seem much to us who have heard of things like the Jim Jones cult, Koresh, and Heaven’s Gate—but we aren’t talking about a case of mass suicide here. This is a group of (at least) eleven men, who went out to different parts of the world, devoted to the same cause, and who all separately suffered torture and met their deaths rather than renounce what they believed was the risen Jesus. Doesn’t anyone think that at least ONE of those men, if they had been privy to some sort of scam, would have spoken up rather than face martyrdom?
d) Lastly, one Saul of Tarsus, bitter enemy of the followers of Christ, is converted—HE believes he sees the risen Jesus, and it transforms his life to the point that he devotes his life to preaching, suffering, and dying for Christ.
"Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good--except God alone." - Luke 18:19