What does jesus' physical resurrection mean to you?
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I don't believe it happened either but even it it did happen it would be no big deal. So what if a body rose from the dead?It doesn't, because I believe it didn't happen.
Interesting points. I think it's worth noting that John is widely understood to have been a later forgery, and it wasn't accepted as a part of official canon for centuries. There was a good length of time for the Church and its heresiologists to form its doctrine without reference to John. I think what you're pointing out here is potentially a sort of doctrinal anachronism.I don't believe it happened either but even it it did happen it would be no big deal. So what if a body rose from the dead?
I find it rather ironic that Christians make such a big deal out of the bodily resurrection, given these verses:
John 3:5-7 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
If it really did happen then Christianity would be true
Does the physical resurrection entail the truth of Christianity?If it really did happen then Christianity would be true
Which I think would be good news
I don't know whether or not it did actually happen, I wasn't there...
But I don't think it would be a waste of my life for me to live my life as though it did happen
I think that if it could have been proven to have happened then there would be excellent and logical grounds for believing the other thingsDoes the physical resurrection entail the truth of Christianity?
It's only impossible if the nature of the relationships within The Trinity are taken as being transitiveTrinitarianism is logically impossible due to violating the law of identity, so there can be no sound or cogent arguments that conclude in the truth of Trinitarianism.
No, that is not the reason I do not believe that Jesus was not resurrected physically. I do not believe it because it is absurd to believe that a man rose from the dead after three days. I don't need to be a Baha'i to realize that. Not only that, but there is no reason to believe it really happened just because some men wrote some stories. As an atheist poster once said on another forum, a story is only proof that someone can write a story.The thing however is, you don't believe Jesus resurrected physically because the Baha'i Faith teaches you not to.
Christianity can be true even if the resurrection did not happen. The resurrection is just an add-on, a superfluous belief.If it really did happen then Christianity would be true