Case for Christ Video Reflection
By: Kim Dieter
October 15, 2015
The Christian Faith
The Case for Christ I believe was the best of the videos we have watched so far this semester by Lee Strobel. Strobel used his two year investigation on the top to prove that the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ actually happened. I noticed that Strobel also used the Bible itself with no consideration to see if it is really true. In this reflection and analysis on the Case for Christ, I will discuss the key points that Strobel uses to prove his point using what he calls the four "E's."
Lee Strobel says that the evidence of Jesus Christ's resurrection can be explained using the four"E's." The first of the four "E's" is execution. Strobel states that there are many evidences that proved Jesus's execution happened. There are a lot of facts or ancient artifacts that prove this "execution."
Many scholars that Strobel interviewed agreed that this really happened and this one quote in an interview with Gerd Ludemann states, "Jesus's death as a consequence of crucifixion is indisputable." This means that Jesus's execution cannot be argued if it is true or not because it really happened and it is a historical fact.
The second of the four "E's" stands for early accounts. Now, you may be thinking what does this mean? Well, Strobel defines "early accounts" as stories, legends, mythologies created before Christ's resurrection. Lee Strobel mentions in his video that early accounts were written right after Jesus's execution and was passed so quickly on that it would've been impossible for it to become a "made-up" story or legend. Strobel also brought up the word creed in his explanation of the second "e." The creed he states can be found in the Bible...