The Meaning of Easter: Strobel vs. Gervais


It’s Lee Strobel vs. Ricky Gervais.

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Ricky Gervais, famous for the British version of “The Office” wrote an Easter article in the Wall Street Journal called: “Why I’m a Good Christian.”

He hasn’t converted. He’s just arguing that atheists like himself can be good guys while Christians don’t live up to their own rules. Of course, every Christian I know would agree. And, it’s not clear what difference it makes. Every Christian could be a bad person and every atheist kind and loving, but it doesn’t change whether Christianity is true!

Lee Strobel’s response to Gervais was right on. As an atheist, Strobel realized that the real issue was Jesus Christ: was he was who he said he was and especially did he rise from the dead.  Strobel investigated, and he’s no longer an atheist.

Gervais says Jesus was a good guy, but as C. S. Lewis said that’s not the point. He didn’t claim to be a good guy He claimed to be God, and the resurrection either proves it or disproves it.  For the Point, I’m John Stonestreet.

An (Atheist) Easter Message from Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais | The Wall Street Journal | April 14, 2011

How Easter Killd my Faith in Atheism
Lee Strobel | The Wall Street Journal | April 16, 2011

Liar, Lunatic, Lord
Marvin Olasky | World Magazine | December 08, 2007

Liar, Lunatic or Lord? (Excerpt from Mere Christianity)
Symphony of Scripture | September 27, 2009

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