The gospel accounts of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ are well-known to all... We will observe that 500 witnesses saw His post-resurrection appearance and reduced their testimony to writing. The 'laws of credibility of a witness' (in an inquiry for fact) state that it depends firstly, on the opportunity the witness had for observing the fact to which he testifies. Secondly, the laws of evidence state that where the testimony of an eyewitness is reduced to writing, and is unrefuted in his own generation, it is fixed for all future time, and his testimony cannot be set aside or questioned, unless new and conclusive evidence is discovered... By these laws of American jurisprudence, it is seen at once, that the anyone who does not believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ are guilty of contempt of court...
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is one of the most well-established historical facts there is. The only difference is, since it has religious implications, there are many people who don't want to believe it.
Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
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