He was the greatest legal mind in American history. He helped to found and put Harvard Law School on the map. His 3 volume “A Treatise on the Law of Evidence” is still regarded as the greatest single authority in the entire literature of legal procedure. The USA judicial system still operates on rules of evidence established by him.
While teaching at Harvard, one day he told his class that the resurrection of Jesus Christ was nothing more than a myth. You see, he was an atheist. Three of his students asked him to apply his own rules of evidence to the resurrection account. He agreed to do so but thought he would easily disprove it. Yet the more he investigated it, the more stunned he was at the undeniable evidence that Jesus really did rise from the dead. He was unable to explain many things but specifically the behavior of the disciples. Not just a few of them, but ALL of them. Many of them died violent deaths because they believed Jesus had risen from the dead.
He wrote another book, called “The Testimony of the Evangelists” that documented the evidence that caused him to change his mind. He became a believer based on the irrefutable evidence of the physical resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. His book still influences people today even though it was written more than 120 years ago. People like Josh McDowell and Lee Strobel. His name is Simon Greenleaf.
Have you looked at the evidence for the resurrection? If Jesus really did conquer death, shouldn’t that make everything else He said about life and life after death of paramount importance to us? Jesus said He left many infallible proofs for us to consider. What have you done with these proofs?
Reference for the resurrection….y-jesus.com/body_count1/
With you on the journey,