Former atheist explains the 'facts' that convinced him Jesus' resurrection was indeed real

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Despite all the proof and evidences presented to support the fact that Jesus Christ is still alive, there are still many naysayers who like to argue otherwise.

Former atheist Lee Strobel hopes to prove once and for all that Jesus' resurrection was real in his new book, "The Case for Miracles: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for the Supernatural," according to The Christian Post. There, Strobel provided four important facts that surround His resurrection.

First - Jesus was already dead after being crucified, and no scholar would argue otherwise. Next, Strobel said that "reports that come so quickly, you can't just write them off as being a legend."

"We have one report of the resurrection, including named eye-witnesses, that has been dated back by scholars to within months of the resurrection of Jesus. That is historical gold," he continued in the video he posted on Vimeo.

Third, there's the empty tomb, which nobody can argue against. "I found that even the opponents of Jesus implicitly conceded that the tomb of Jesus was empty," he said.

"And fourth, we have nine ancient sources, inside and outside the New Testament, confirming and corroborating the conviction of the disciples that they encountered the resurrected Jesus. That is an avalanche of historical data," Strobel added.

Even though there are many hoaxes in this world, Strobel said people should not count Jesus' resurrection as one of them. "The resurrection of Jesus is not some April Fools' Day joke, it is a historical reality based not on mythology, but a solid foundation of historical truth," he said, noting that Easter Sunday falls on April Fools Day this year.

When he was still an atheist, Strobel says he would have found it hilarious that the two events fell on the same date, as he considered those who believed in Jesus' resurrection to be fools. But after becoming a Christian, he realized the error of his ways.

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