Something Worth Dying For

Ran across this post today and thought it was good. I’m not sure if I ever really took the time to think about the apostles’ convictions in quite this way before. This would be a great point to consider when talking with non-Christians.

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3 thoughts on “Something Worth Dying For”

  1. yep, i think this is one that most skeptics cant really answer. there are many things that people die for. there are people who will even knowingly die for a lie (cultures where “saving face” is important will do so). but they wont go from being cowards one moment to stalwart defenders of the faith the next….UNLESS there was something that changed.

    what changed?

    i think it was Jesus’ resurrection. as paul says if Christ didnt rise from the dead, we are to be pitied of all people. so i am not even sure the disciples were at fault for being scared, because there was no reason to have hope (unless they had understood Jesus’ teachings about his death and resurrection, which they hadnt until afterwards).

    peter

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  2. I don’t think I’ve ever thought about the distinction he made. That they didn’t die for a belief, that they died b/c they had truely witnessed something. Thanks for the link.

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