When Easter dawned, hundreds of teens in Chicago had spent the night before “wilding,” attacking pedestrians and police, and vandalizing and robbing stores.
When Easter dawned, Google’s logo honored Cesar Chavez, not Jesus or Easter.
When Easter dawned, Cyprus’ bank system was imploding and people were losing their life savings in what may be the first in a chain of dominoes to fall.
When Easter dawned, North Korea was threatening its neighbors and U.S. military bases with nuclear missiles.
When Easter dawned, war was being waged in Syria, quietly supported by the United States.
When Easter dawned, politicians were turning a blind eye to our nation’s economic troubles and continuing to dip their hands into the public treasury to support their lavish lifestyles.
When Easter dawned, plans were afoot for the government to populate the skies above America with robot spy planes, to buy up billions of rounds of ammunition and thousands of armored vehicles, and to take away citizens’ right to defend themselves with firearms.
When Easter dawned, the so-called BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — had agreed to establish an international banking institution to challenge the U.S.-dominated International Monetary Fund and World Bank.
When Easter dawned, a growing number of people saw nothing in the world that gave them hope or a reason to believe in something higher than themselves.
Too many people regard the Bible and the testimony about Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection as just another fable, like a story told by Aesop or the Brothers Grimm.
But the Bible is brimming with facts. Archaeology has never been able to disprove anything in the Bible, but it has frequently found evidence that proves one part or another.
Multiple sources outside the Bible describe Jesus and people around him, such as John the Baptist and James, Jesus’ brother. Jesus himself is mentioned directly in the works of Tacitus, Suetonius, Josephus, Lucian and Pliny the Younger.
But even if people accept Jesus’ historicity, many have a hard time accepting that he rose from the dead. In short, he’s seen as just a nice guy whose followers somehow pulled off the greatest hoax in history.
If we look, the Bible is supported by external evidence once again. Key figures involved in Jesus’ Crucifixion are well-attested to in non-biblical sources, people like the high priest Caiaphas, the Roman governor Pontius Pilate and Herod.
Josephus gives an account of Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection that many disbelieving historians wish was a later amendment, but there is not a single original copy of Josephus’ work without it.
Even the darkness that unexpectedly fell from noon to three in the afternoon on the day Jesus was crucified is recorded in at least two Roman fragments, Thallus and Phlegon.
The overwhelming evidence is in favor of the Bible’s accuracy. Yet few people today know that, because the Bible isn’t even taught in public schools, replaced by atheistic Darwinism with its contagious spirit of cynicism.
That first Easter dawn is not so easily forgotten, however, and the truth of the matter is available to anybody who has the courage to take up the Bible and read.