Let’s go through an argument for life after death. It starts with the Bible. Now don’t turn me off. Did you know that the gospel accounts in the Bible are a very reliable historical record? For one thing, there has been so much close study done on the New Testament of the Bible, we know it is a very accurate record of what was written. For another thing, more and more of the Bible is being verified through archaeology. And so we do have a reliable historical record about Jesus in the Bible.
These historical records tell us that Jesus worked miracles. Well, you say, I don’t believe in miracles. Fine. You don’t have to believe in something that has been accurately reported. You don’t have to believe in germs either. But they have been reported to exist. People have seen them. And people saw Jesus work miracles; the record is clear on that.
But what do the miracles prove? The miracles prove that Jesus Christ was a teacher sent from God. As Nicodemus said, “We know that you have come from God as a teacher, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him” (John 3:2). But if the miracles authenticated the teachings of Jesus as coming from God, we had better listen to him. And Jesus said there is life after death, not only so, he proved it. How?
He rose again from the dead. Preposterous? No, the record is again clear. Many people saw him. And their lives were dramatically changed. Only one thing could have done that. It was the resurrection of Jesus Christ. You must admit, the early Christians did believe in the resurrection of Jesus, and so, they believed in life after death.
Today’s podcast looks at the question of “Life After Death.”