DALLAS — Is there life after death? Skeptics like the late Dr. Stephen Hawking dismissed the idea out of hand, calling it “a fairy story.” Atheists like Dr. Richard Dawkins assert “I don’t know what happens to us but I know that our consciousness is wrapped up in our brains and I know that our brains rot.” Theologians note that most world religions affirm some version of life after death, but evolutionary psychologists dismiss heaven “as a product of the individual capacity for experiences of self-transcendence.” Publishers and film studios feed us a steady diet of people who “died,” went to heaven, and returned with stories to tell. Pop psychologists tell us that if there is a heaven, then every good person — and every dog — is going there.
For Dr. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas and a Fox News contributor, the evidence is clear and compelling. “Many people mistakenly believe that the only evidence for the most famous account of life after death, the resurrection of Jesus, is found in the Bible. That’s why I’ve decided to devote my Easter message to marshaling the overwhelming evidence found outside the Bible for the literal, historical accuracy of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.”
Dr. Jeffress’ 13,000-member church is blanketing Dallas with billboards, radio and television ads, advertising the message in order to attract skeptics to the church for Easter Sunday. First-time visitors will receive a copy of Dr. Jeffress’ bestselling book, A Place Called Heaven: 10 Surprising Truths about Your Eternal Home, which addresses the 10 most frequently asked questions about heaven.
To learn more about the Easter week experience at First Baptist Dallas, visit firstdallas.org/easter. Easter services not only include powerful preaching, but also include a majestic 250-strong choir and orchestra. Services are at 9:15 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. Central and are open to the press (check-in required).
Pictures from last year’s Easter services are available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/813yip7zgrpw8jm/AADPcWkEd-0JymUTcaFSNP4La?dl=0
About First Baptist Dallas and Dr. Robert Jeffress
Dr. Robert Jeffress is a best-selling author of 24 books, a nationally and internationally syndicated TV and radio host and the senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas, one of the largest and most influential churches in America. Pathway to Victory, Dr. Jeffress’ broadcast ministry, airs daily nationwide on more than 900 radio stations and is broadcast live to 195 countries. His latest book, “A Place Called Heaven: 10 Surprising Truths About Your Eternal Home,” is available in bookstores everywhere. He is an evangelical adviser to the president of the United States, Donald J. Trump.
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