Reasons to Believe’s (RTB) mission focuses on science apologetics—demonstrating the agreement between the natural world and Christian scripture. So, it’s no surprise that our resources and interviews generally center on scientific discoveries or the book of Genesis.
But, at its core, RTB’s mission is about hope. The reason we strive to help people see the connections between science and Scripture is to help point them to the truth of the gospel. We illuminate reasons to believe in the Bible’s trustworthiness because we want others to share in the hope that we have.
What is this hope? God has acted sovereignly to bridge the gap that separates people from Himself. Jesus Christ suffered and died in the place of sinners, thus satisfying the Father’s just wrath against human sin, and effecting true reconciliation between God and humankind for those who believe—and then He rose from the dead. He conquered sin, death, and all the powers of Satan. By the grace extended to humanity through Christ’s death and resurrection, we can share in His victory over the grave.
RTB theologian and philosopher Kenneth Samples describes the resurrection as Christianity’s most dangerous idea. It is a claim unique to the Christian faith. He writes, “Jesus’ being raised to new life three days after His execution pumps the heart of the Christian gospel (doctrine), and is Christianity’s central supporting fact (apologetics). The truth of Christianity uniquely stands or falls on Christ’s resurrection.”
As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Good Friday and anticipate Easter Sunday, we invite you to investigate the resurrection of Christ via the following RTB resources.
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