What About Those Five Hundred Witnesses Of The Resurrection?
Many Christians use the following verses as one of the proofs for the resurrection...
1 Corinthians 15:6
6After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.
Christians use this to show that there were over five hundred witnesses that saw Jesus during his resurrection.
How come we have no testimony from any of these five hundred people? How come none of these five hundred people ever wrote anything regarding their experiences when they witnessed the resurrection of Jesus?
This is all hearsay evidence, which is inadmissible.
However, Christians could argue back by saying, "Well Paul would never have made such a daring statement if it weren't true."
However, we need to think about something. The alleged resurrection took place over 800 kilometers away from Corinthia. Do you think that the Corinthians are going to travel all that distance to go and investigate the matter that easily? Plus, Paul did not indicate where those 500 hundred witnesses were in order for the people to go and ask them.
There is really nothing strong or special about this 'evidence'.
For a more in depth investigation regarding this topic please read brother Abdullah Smith's article located here http://www.authenticsunnah.org/abdullah_smith/legend_of_500_witnesses.htm
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