Skeptical? Well––Don’t overthink. Don’t overanalyze. Why?
In philosophy there is a a principle called Occam's razor (or Ockham's razor), which says that if there exist two explanations for an occurrence or event, the one that requires the least speculation is usually better. Another way of saying it is that the more assumptions you have to make, the more unlikely an explanation.
So here are just a few of the resurrection facts:
He was pronounced dead on the cross.
He was buried that same day, and the tomb was sealed with a Roman seal.
The Roman guards were under penalty of death to protect the tomb.
Sunday morning the tomb was empty.
The body has never been found.
Many saw him alive after his death and burial––500 at one point.
The disciples ran and hid in fear when he died, but after the resurrection all were willing to die (and eleven did) for the risen Christ.
Resurrection accounts were written during this time and none were disputed.
Lives were and have continued to be changed.
Immediately after the resurrection and throughout history many theories about the empty tomb have been proposed, but all require more speculation than the facts suggest, and that is––he is risen.
Enjoy one of my favorite songs of the season by one of my favorite artists ever. It is the Easter morning story told from the apostle Peter’s perspective. He is risen indeed.