Is It True?
The claim that Jesus Christ rose from the dead after three days in the
grave is vital to the Christian faith. It is also the most attacked and tested
event in history.
If the resurrection really happened, Jesus Christ and the Christian faith stand
alone above all world religions. God has added his authority to everything Jesus
taught and did. If the resurrection is not true, then Christianity collapses and
Christians for two thousand years have been deceived and their faith has been
an empty lie. All who have given their lives for Jesus Christ have been cruelly
In the New Testament, Paul said it straight: ‘If Christ has not been raised, our
preaching is useless and so is your faith. More than that, we are then found to
be false witnesses about God.’ Immediately Paul added, ‘But Christ has
indeed been raised from the dead’ (1 Corinthians 15:14–15,20).
Before anyone dismissed such a momentous claim, they should seriously
consider the evidence. Our life, death and eternity depend upon our response to
an examination of the event.
Many books have been written defending the resurrection of Jesus as real
history. This short, easy-to-read booklet captures all the issues and presents
them in a way that can be understood by anyone.
The evidence demands a verdict.
About the Author
Brian Edwards holds a degree in theology from the University of London and is the author of over twenty books and the editor/ contributor to the Day One Travel
Guide series and a number of symposiums. He co-authored the popular Through the British Museum with the Bible and Evidence for the Bible, both available in the British Museum bookshop.