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The Experts were wrong Matthew 28:1-10

The Experts were wrong

On Easter morning, women and guards - the nonexperts of Jerusalem - witness the resurrection.

At a Glance

In his book Wrong: Why Experts Keep Failing Us — And How to Know When Not to Trust Them, David Freedman offers shocking revelations about cases in which the experts seriously goofed. Perhaps people in the congregation have anecdotal evidence to support the assertion that sometimes the “experts” don’t know what they’re talking about. When Jesus said prior to his death that the grave couldn’t hold him, the experts weighed in. Not even Jesus’ disciples really believed him. Today, not much has changed.

Editors’ Pick

For a different approach pertaining to this same text, we suggest looking at “Bone Collectors,” March 31, 2002.

If a doctor had examined Jesus after the crucifixion, he might have missed the exact cause of death.

Physicians make mistakes. Lots of them.

Did you know that about two-thirds of the findings published in top medical journals are refuted within just a few years? Even worse, there’s a one-in-12 chance that a doctor’s diagnosis will be wrong. So wrong, in fact,...

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