Thursday, January 17, 2013

Euebius of Caesarea: If Jesus Rose in Less than Three Days, How is that a Problem?

I am constantly being surprised, and astonished, at the stupidity of people who ask questions about the reason for Christ's resurrection having taken place in less than the three days. If what they are saying is that the resurrection never actually happened at all, why are they quibbling about the timing? But if it is that it did happen, but sooner than he had promised, they should take it as proved, as a corollary of the fact that it happened, that he was telling the complete truth. Eusebius of Caesarea (c. 263 - 339), Gospel Problems and Solutions, Ed. Roger Pearse, p. 249, Chieftan Publishing (Ipswich, 2010), David J.D. Miller, section translator.