There have always been crime dramas on TV. They are always some of the most popular shows. When I was a kid, it was Perry Mason. Now, it is shows like CSI, NCIS, or Law & Order. Whether it is Perry Mason or CSI, the show has the same formula. There is a crime. No one knows who did it. Right before the end of the episode, the criminal confesses because of the mounting overwhelming evidence.
The evidence for the resurrection of Jesus is overwhelming. If all the evidence from Scripture, eyewitnesses, and history were lined up in a court room, there would be confirmation beyond all reasonable doubt that Christ had indeed risen.
Why do people struggle to believe? Accepting the resurrection is not just an issue of evidence but also an issue of faith. Only when we recognize our sinful nature and trust that He alone offers forgiveness and a chance at a new kind of life do we fully grasp the significance of the resurrection. The reality of the resurrection comes into focus. Christ’s death atoned for our sinfulness and an empty tomb stands as evidence.