[quote="Ben_Sinner, post:1, topic:330062"]
This has probably been asked before but I was just wondering that tonight. Because you'll see magicians like Copperfield, Blaine, Angel doing tricks like being put in boxes and then disappearing from them...similar to being put in a tomb and disappearing.
Is there anyway Jesus could have done a trick like that or used a "stunt double" during his crucifixion and walk to Calgary Hill?
Is there any way he would have gotten away with something like that?
The burden of proof would be on the person who made such a claim to prove that is what happened. Not on us to prove that it isn't possible. It would have to be a good enough explanation to show why that the apostles and other witnesses sincerely believed that Jesus was crucified, died, and was buried, rose from the dead on the 3rd day, ascended into heaven, and were willing to die for that belief going around preaching the gospel to potentially hostile people.
There just isn't any evidence for such a conspiracy story. It would make Jesus a liar. But, if you read the gospels one doesn't come away from them thinking Jesus is anything less than a good man.
There would be no good reason for Jesus to fake his own death. Without a motive it seems very unlikely. Occams razor. The simplest explanation is that Jesus really did die and rise from the dead. It best explains all of the data.
Interview with Dr. William Lane Craig on the Resurrection of Jesus