The disciples had nothing to gain by lying and starting a new religion. They faced hardship, ridicule, hostility, and martyr’s deaths. In light of this, they could never have sustained such unwavering motivation if they knew what they were preaching was a lie. The disciples were not fools and Paul was a cool-headed intellectual of the first rank. There would have been several opportunities over three to four decades of ministry to reconsider and renounce a lie.—J. P. Moreland

J.P. Moreland on the Resurrection of Jesus

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Jonathan Morrow (D.Min.) is the founder of Think Christianly (thinkChristianly.org). He speaks nationally on worldview, apologetics, and culture and is passionate about seeing a new generation understand what they believe, why they believe it and why it matters in life. Jonathan is the author of Welcome to College, Questioning the Bible, Think Christianly, and Is God Just a Human Invention? Jonathan contributed several articles to the Apologetics Study Bible for Students and has written for Leadership Journal Online (of Christianity Today). He graduated with an M.Div. and an M.A. in philosophy of religion and ethics from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University and served as the equipping pastor for 6 years at Fellowship Bible Church in Murfreesboro, TN before completing his Doctor of Ministry degree in Worldview and Culture. Jonathan is currently Director of Creative Strategies at Impact 360 Institute (impact360.org) where he teaches worldview, apologetics, and leadership to High School and College students in their summer Immersion and 9-month Gap Year experiences.

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