It’s been quite evident for quite sometime that Christianity has been under attack from all directions: science, philosophy, and culture in general. So, can the claims Christianity asserts pass the test of somebody like a cold-case homicide detective?
To answer that question, you’d need to ask a cold-case homicide detective.
Enter J. Warner Wallace.
J. Warner Wallace is indeed a cold-case homicide detective, a Christian case maker and an author. Jim was a conscientious and vocal atheist through his undergraduate and graduate work in Design and Architecture (CSULB and UCLA); he always considered himself to be an “evidentialist”. His experience in law enforcement only served to strengthen his conviction that truth is tied directly to evidence. But at the age of thirty-five, J. Warner took a serious and expansive look at the evidence for the Christian Worldview and determined that Christianity was demonstrably true.
Cold Case Detectives investigate specific types of criminal events:
• Events that occurred in the distant past
•For which there are typically no living eyewitnesses
•And little or no direct physical evidence
These cases are made by examining the nature of circumstantial evidence and assembling a convincing, cumulative circumstantial case. The claims of the New Testament Gospels can be similarly investigated:
• The Gospels record events that occurred in the distant past
• For which there are no living eyewitnesses
• And no direct physical evidence
The tools used by Cold Case Investigators can be applied to the New Testament Gospels to determine if the facts they represent are a true record of the life of Jesus.
Wallace shares more about his book and his findings in an interview below.