After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep; 1 Corinthians 15:6
Can 500 people be wrong? Paul tells us that there was over 500 eye witnesses to the resurrected Jesus Christ, including himself. Now if we were going to put the issue of Jesus Resurrection on trial, I believe the evidence of over 500 eye witnesses would suffice in winning the case!
Often people who are non believers will say “there is no evidence for God”. This is not a true statement, as the New Testament reveals a lot of evidence for the resurrected Jesus Christ. However skeptics want you to throw out The Bible because they know its evidence is irrefutable and damaging to their case.
Now their next comeback will be that The Bible is not reliable. Let’s point out a few facts that shows this claim is untrue .
- New Testament manuscripts are much earlier than any other historic book in history. There are over 5,700 Greek manuscripts from the New Testament. Most other books from ancient world are lucky to have 10 to 20 manuscripts.
- The New Testament manuscripts are from much earlier than any other book also. For example most believe the earliest gospels were written around 25 years after Christ , where as Alexander the Great for example, was written 500 years after his death.
- The New Testament manuscripts also have a 99.9% accuracy which was reaffirmed by the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
I could go on about this subject, but the point is , 500 people , who were willing to die for the truth, can’t be wrong. There is overwhelming evidence of the existence of God and the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ Amen!