One of the most common objections to the New Testament account of crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is that He didn’t actually die, but rather somehow survived.
There are variations in the argument but they essentially go on to claim Jesus was mistakenly assumed by his Roman executioners to be dead, He was buried and then revived in the coolness of the tomb and somehow escaped.
From there, according to the skeptics, Jesus lived an anonymous life in India or Japan or somewhere, anywhere but Heaven at the right hand of God the Father, as claimed by the New Testament (see, for example, the Gospel of John).
Now along come Dr. Sean McDowell and J. Warner Wallace, two men for whom I have tremendous admiration, to explain why and how the most reasonable conclusion, based on all of the evidence in the New Testament and what science has learned in the two millennia since the crucifixion, is that Jesus did die while yet on the cross.
McDowell is a professor of apologetics at Biola University and the son of Josh McDowell, author of More Than A Carpenter, which is perhaps the most widely read apologetics work ever. (If you would like a free copy of the latest edition of MTAC, co-authored by the McDowell father and son team, just send me your street address and I will put it in the mail to you.)
Wallace is the “Cold-Case Detective” of NBC Dateline-fame and a recognized forensics expert who has written multiple apologetics best-sellers and spoken before audiences around the nation.