Is the Resurrection Mere Superstition?
Today, some people dismiss the Bible’s account of Jesus’ resurrection by claiming that the biblical writers lived in an age of superstition. In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul identifies the arrogance and hypocrisy of this excuse for unbelief.
You know, one of the things that I’ve already mentioned that disturbs me about our attitude near the close of the twentieth century, when we read the testimony of biblical writers, that we have this arrogant assumption of ours that the people who lived in the first century were naïve, uncritical, prescientific, uneducated buffoons, or people who were so superstitious that it was easy for them to believe all kinds of stories of wondrous, marvelous, miraculous events such as stories about resurrection. Well, I doubt if the people of that era were any more superstitious than we are. I don’t think their newspapers carried a daily horoscope, nor would they have been impressed by the magical elements of New Age thinking. But beloved, it was as rare in the first century for a dead body to come back to life as it would be today.