Without question, the most crucial event in salvation history is the faint sound of a heartbeat in a cold lifeless body in a tomb two thousand years ago. The sound of blood rushing through the heart of Jesus of Nazareth is a sound which will undoubtedly thunder throughout eternity owing to its profound implications. Christianity stands or falls with this event. Its profound significance lies in the fact that it constituted evidence that the Judge of the Universe had acknowledged that the payment for our sins had been accepted. But how good is the historical evidence that the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus actually took place?
In this presentation, apologist Jonathan McLatchie will first examine the evidence that Jesus was crucified, and will explore its implications in relation to Christianity and Islam. This will be followed by an examination of the historical case for the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, building a cumulative case that supports the historicity of this monumental event.