Debate: Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? (David Wood vs. John Loftus)

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Jesus’ resurrection is the heart of Christian preaching and the heart of the Christian life. In 1 Corinthians 15:17, the Apostle Paul said: “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless.” Hence, Christianity stands or falls with the resurrection of Jesus.

In order to discredit Christianity, atheists simply need to discredit the central miracle on which it is founded. But can atheistic explanations account for the historical facts? If they can’t, is atheism a worldview in crisis?

In this video, David Wood (Christian, former atheist) and John Loftus (atheist, former Christian) debate whether Jesus rose from the dead.

For the testimony video mentioned in the debate, see “Why I Am a Christian (David Wood)”: - YouTube

David Wood is my favourite debater.He is the rock on the ground and others are like a leaves in the wind.
May the Lord use you more Dr.David.


Only a fool will say there is no God

Someone had to much to drink before this debate :joy:

At around 26:20 he says ‘if you start off not knowing anything at all about jesus christ or the resurrection and was just examining the case then you are where i am’.

I can easily believe this much of his statement.

Devil will reject only resurrection.

Why’s he wearing a hat inside.

The fact that we are still argueing if he rose from the dead means that even if that happened Jesus failed in his miraclous sacrificial mission. The one and only son of god, visiting his own creation, and what a poor performance he did. He didnt even convince his Jewish community so why should we believe in him.

I’ve never seen a debate so one sided good job David

This is not a subject to debate! but an undisputable truth. Jesus is Alive and sitting at the right hand of God

Psalm 16:8-11. Here the psalmist sets the Lord before him, as his rock and assurance, his gladness, joy, and security. He takes comfort knowing that God will not abandon his soul to Sheol or “let your holy one see corruption.” This psalm, however, not only provides future hope to the Israelite in David’s day, but it also is applied to Christ, even predicting his resurrection. At Pentecost Peter applies Psalm 16 to God raising Christ from the dead (Acts 2:22-28). Peter points out the obvious, namely, that David is dead in his tomb to this day (2:29). But not so for Christ! “Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, he [David] foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses”

Loftus acts like he’s either spastic or on drugs. Also said some silly stuff… I can’t take the word of someone like that. There’s a lot to be said for ‘delivery’.

The atheist dances, waves, and flags his arms in complete insecurity. He sadly appears very unsure and is fearful of his upcoming eternity. I pray for you sir. God loves you very much.

This guy is doing nothing but rambling I am surprised I thought we was going to get a really good debate but when it comes to David and whoever they have no chance David keep up the great work man send me your notes too by the way

Before I found Jesus I wasn’t free now I have Jesus I am free . Praise be to Lord Jesus Christ :pray:

Thanks for islam for letting me love Jesus more than you guys

The “you might get smacked in the head with some solid truth” that John said during the second question when right over everyone’s head. Darkkkk

Just found this video. Just because someone who was raised in a country that never heard the story of Jesus from the Bible doesn’t mean that it didn’t happen. There’s plenty of stories about a global flooding in all cultures. Did Rome exist? Did Egypt exist?

Man, worst debate ever on the atheist end.