Frank Turek raises some significant objections to the resurrection of Christ, but his guest is none other than the foremost expert in the topic, Dr. Gary Habermas.
They discussed common objections:
- everyone hallucinated: agnostic scholars support the evidences supporting groups seeing Jesus
- extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence: not true. Simple evidence can build a case. It’s not extraordinary to say someone is alive.
- miracles don’t happen: ask them if they have proof naturalism is true. They don’t.
- don’t all religions have resurrection and miracle claims? – only Jesus has sources for resurrection and miracles within 1-2 years after his life
- why doesn’t the resurrected Jesus appear right now? What good would God gain by coercing belief?
Gary finishes with a discussion on doubt. Most doubt is not factual. It’s emotional.
Gary describes in the video below his minimal-facts approach to the resurrection. He only uses the New Testament and other data that atheist scholars agree to. From that agreed-upon data he can still argue for the resurrection.