Christian apologists like J. Warner Wallace, the famous NBC “Dateline” cold-case detective, speak to lots of college and high school groups and they often get the most penetrating questions from the students.
Such was the case at the recent Grounded Youth Apologetics Conference hosted by the Donelson Fellowship in Nashville. A student noted that Wallace had spoken of how he believes Christianity “fits” science better than religions like Islam and Hindu and asked him why the others don’t.
Wallace answered by pointing out that religions, including even those like Deism, may well fit with much of science, but stopping there “doesn’t get you to Christianity. The strength of Christianity is determined by the strength in the historical record regarding the claims of Jesus.” Christianity rests upon real events.
Put otherwise, it all comes down to whether or not we can believe Jesus’s claim to be God Incarnate and the claim of His disciples that He was resurrected three days after dying on the cross, just as He prophesied would happen. If those are true, His claim to be the only way to Heaven must also be true.
Wallace has much more to say in explaining the grounds of his conclusion that the resurrection is the most reasonable explanation for the facts of history regarding Jesus. Definitely an interesting and challenging 4.31 minutes of your time.