Eyewitness Talk

Eyewitness Talk

Sunday, April 28, 2019
| John 20:19-31

Even before modern forensic developments, Thomas knew that eyewitness talk can taint the truth. 

Eyewitness testimony. 

Many television stations throughout the country have what they call “Eyewitness News.”  

But eyewitness news can be problematic. Is eyewitness news trustworthy? Can we believe everything we see? 

One of the primary reasons Christians believe that Jesus was resurrected from the dead is because of eyewitness testimony. Without the eyewitness testimony of those who saw him alive after the crucifixion and said so, it would be hard to make a case for the resurrection.  

In Acts 10, for example, the apostle Peter addressed Gentiles gathered in the home of a centurion named Cornelius. Peter, referring to himself and some fellow believers with him, said, “We were witnesses to all that [Jesus] did in Judea and Jerusalem,” meaning during Jesus’ ministry.  

Then Peter, speaking of Jesus’ death and resurrection, said Jesus appeared “not to all the...


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