MYTH BUSTERS: Why The Stolen Body Theory Fails

Critics of the Bible and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead three days after His death on a Roman cross of crucifixion have often tried to argue the stolen body theory.

No, critics argue, Jesus was not resurrected from the dead, His body was stolen, either by the disciples, who then made up the resurrection story to “prove” His pre-crucifixion predictions about His death were “true,” or perhaps by grave robbers, who hid the body and then disappeared, fearful of the consequences of being discovered.

Dr. Frank Turek of cross-examined.org addresses this claim in the following video and presents a compelling case for the impossibility of Jesus’ body being stolen. Disproving the stolen body theory doesn’t thereby prove the resurrection happened, but it removes one of the commonly asserted alternative explanations for the empty tomb:


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Author: Mark Tapscott

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