David Wood refutes Zakir Naik on the Crucifixion of Jesus

Attempts to explain away death and resurrection
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZDuHaOWrQk When Christians show up to a lecture by  everyone's favorite fake debater  Zakir Naik, they often ask him about  Jesus’ crucifixion  and Zakir gives a pretty silly response. He says  for Muslims the qur'an is clear that  Jesus wasn't killed and wasn't crucified  and for Christians the bible is clear  that Jesus was crucified but  he survived crucifixion. And then he  tries to show from the bible  that Jesus survived crucifixion. Why do I  say that  Zakir Naik's response is silly? Let me  give you  10 reasons. First, every respected new  testament scholar and historical Jesus  scholar  on the planet, regardless of theological  background,  agrees that the Islamic view is wrong. Even non-christian scholars agree  completely with Christians on this point. For instance, the atheist New Testament  scholar Gerd…
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4 Proofs of the Resurrection – Lee Strobel from The Case for Christ

Jesus' death and resurrection
https://youtu.be/FT4Cj-Pi4m0 I like to look at the evidence for the resurrection in four categories. The first one is: Did Jesus die on the cross? Was he dead? Virtually every scholar on planet earth concedes that Jesus was dead after crucifixion. We have no record of anyone anywhere ever surviving a full Roman crucifixion. Even the Journal of the American Medical Association published a peer-reviewed scientific medical study of the evidence for the death of Jesus and said clearly the weight of the evidence indicates that Jesus was dead even before the wound to his side was inflicted. Even the atheist New Testament scholar Gerd Ludemann says "historically, it's indisputable that Jesus was dead." So Jesus was dead. The second category of evidence is the early accounts we have for the…
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Did Jesus rise from the dead?

Jesus' death and resurrection
https://youtu.be/t1bARLOw9rg For 2,000 years of human history, time has been divided into two sections - BC meaning "before Christ" and AD meaning "year of our Lord". The life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ has impacted the entire world more than any other event in history. During his lifetime, Jesus is predicted he would suffer death and rise from the dead three days later. If this core belief is not true, the very foundations of Christianity would be shattered and the faith of millions would be in vain. So I raised the question "Did Jesus really rise from the dead?". In order to prove that Jesus rose from the dead, we must first prove that he actually died in the first place. Now this may seem like an obvious point…
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Why Is Apologetics Important?

Using apologetics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb2qK2tfeYA Apologetic seeks to give  credible answers to curious questions, to  give a defense. Why is apologetics important?  First  of all, we're commanded to do apologetics. The Bible says “always be prepared to  give an answer to those who ask you for  the hope that is within you” (1 Peter  3:15) We're commanded to do  apologetics. Not only that, it's important  because the non-believing world has  got questions that really matter. What we want to do through apologetics  is show that we love the world enough to  not only hear their questions but help  answer their questions.  Another reason apologetics is important is because  sometimes Christians slip into doubts  and they can struggle with doubts, just  as the atheists can struggle with doubts,  or the polytheists can struggle with doubts,…
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Why go to church if it’s just full of hypocrites?

Tough questions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZgptYt3AP8 In today's video we are going to answer  the question of why should I go to  church when it's just so full of  hypocrites. To answer the question, we have to actually start  with a more foundational question and  that question is: What is hypocrisy? Hypocrisy comes from a Greek word  that was associated with the stage, when  an actor would wear a mask and they  would play a part and pretend to be  someone they're not. Technically the  definition of a hypocrite is someone who  is pretending to be something that  they're not, establishing a standard that  they're actually living in opposition to. However in today's society and in the  church, oftentimes when we talk about  hypocrites, what we mean is someone who's  just failing to live according…
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Won’t good moral, ethical people go to heaven?

Tough questions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxXvWjPDlLU The question of whether good, moral,  ethical people will go to heaven has a  deceptively simple answer. Yes,  absolutely. Good, moral, ethical people  will go to heaven. That's a  relief to most people because most  people consider themselves to be  basically good, moral and ethical. They  compare themselves to other people and  feel “I'm probably above average.” The  problem is that God doesn't grade on a  curve, he grades each person according to  his perfect standard of holiness. The  good news is that good moral, ethical  people will go to heaven but the bad  news is that no human being, except Jesus,  has been truly good and truly moral and  truly ethical. The Bible says in Romans 3:23  that we all fall short of God's  standards. And we don't…
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How to be a witness for Christ? – Billy Graham

Witnessing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtWV0rNg_-A The Christian is to witness for Christ. You witness by the way you live smile, the courtesy, the thoughtfulness, the graciousness. If you live a changed life, in which Christ is living in you and radiating out through you, other people will be attracted to you and they'll say “What's your secret?” You say “I know Jesus Christ” and you have an opportunity to witness for Christ. Witness in the home, put this in your daily work. We are not to be slothful in business but servants in spirit, serving the Lord. We are to witness by the way we perform our work. We are to work faithfully as unto the Lord. You don’t just work just for the employer, you don't work just for the union to make…
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Why Would God Punish Jesus for My Sins?

Salvation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeRPizoYiXw You’re in a conversation and someone says “Why would God punish Jesus for what I  did? It's barbaric and abusive for God to  require a blood sacrifice from his own  son for sins Jesus didn't even commit. It sounds like cosmic child abuse.”  What would you say? Imagine your house was burglarized and  after catching the thief and obtaining a  confession, the authorities deliver him  to a magistrate. On the day of sentencing, as the guilty  man awaits his deserved fate, the judge  unexpectedly summons one of your  innocent neighbors and sentences them to  jail to serve the penalty that the thief  deserved. Would it be fair to punish one man for  the crimes of another? If it's not, how can we call God loving  and just if he…
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Why Would a God of Love Send Someone to Hell?

Salvation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjtOsmv1zvk I'm often asked why God  would send people to a place of torment. Since God is loving, why would he send  people to hell? Why should we think  that God has a lesser of justice than  mankind? God is loving. Yes. But that's not  all. He is also a good judge. Should  a loving human judge allow criminals to  go free? Of course not. If we, with our finite justice system,  think it's necessary to punish criminals  in civil court, how much more should an  infinite God judge our crimes, our sins  against him?  The Bible tells us that God  alone is holy, he is the standard of all  that is right, virtuous and good, his  nature is pure. If  I were to light a match and I were…
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Can Christians Have Fun?

Salvation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nVZ_6LO8kA There's a conception of people who are Christians,  that they're angry, that they're frustrated,  that they don't smile, that they're killjoys  and that they look down upon everybody.  And because some people have that belief that Christians  are like that, there's almost this idea that Christians  can't have any fun.  And I remember for me when I was on my journey,  beginning my journey with Jesus, I was really freaked out  when I started to believe in Jesus 'cause I'm like,  "Oh man, like am I gonna just be one of those  "like frustrated, angry people,"  'cause I had that preconceived idea about  what are Christians.   Now, here's what I wanna tell you.  Christians actually get to have the most fun.  Now, let me explain this to you because…
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