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  1. Four historical points are widely acknowledged by Christian believers and non-believers. (1) Jesus was crucified by the Romans, as numerous sources from the first century confirm. (2) Jesus’ tomb was discovered empty. (3) Reports were made by various sources that Jesus appeared alive after his crucifixion to various people on different occasions (at least eight different occasions and to over 500 people in total). (4) The disciples sincerely preached Jesus’ resurrection, in spite of severe persecution and even death.
  2. Other purported explanations for the empty tomb of Jesus are greatly stretched and are highly problematic (e.g. disciples went to the wrong tomb, hallucinations, Jesus wasn’t really dead, the disciples stole the body).

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Rich Knopp

Rich Knopp

Program Director of Room For Doubt and the presenter for Room For Doubt’s seminars and workshops at conventions, conferences, colleges, Christian camps, and churches. He provides and manages the content on the R4D website and mobile app and writes the scripts for the program’s animated videos.