I believe he would make this claim because the whole idea of the resurrection is the basis of Christianity. If Jesus was who he said he was, then He was truly God and the resurrection would be evidence of that. If Jesus claimed to be God but the resurrection did not happen, then the prophecies would not be true and the whole framework of Christianity would be false. This claim is bold because it carries the whole truth about Christ being Lord.
Christianity faith without birth, death and resurrection is vain that’s why Bop Pyne would make such claim, Our faith as Christians hinges on three major things birth, death and resurrection of Jesus christ as apostle Paul said in 1cor 15:13-14,”For if there is no resurrection of the dead then,christ hasn’t been raised either, And if christ hasn’t been raised then all of preaching is useless, our faith is useless.
Also we have many prophecies scriptures foretold about the coming of messiah Genesis 3,Isaiah 9,10,53,Deuteron 18:15 all these scriptures testifies the truth of Christianity.
Bob Pyne can make such a claim because this what the belief in the Christian faith hinges on. 1 Corinthians 15: 12-19 says that if Christ has not been raised from the dead then our faith is useless and we are still in our sins. If this were true, then we would have no Christian faith, but since it is not true, this one single event proves God’s promises.
He can make such a claim because the whole of the Christian faith hinges on the resurrection. Without it, our salvation isn’t possible (because we can’t on our own) and the events that come after the resurrection do not come.
I believe Bob Pyne could make such a claim because if the resurrection didn’t happen than Christianity would be false and have come to nothing. Everything in Christianity was based on Jesus death and resurrection. Without the resurrection Everything includes Jesus own word and claim would have been a lie.
I think that Bob Pyne would make such claims because he has accepted and believe historical evidence of the claims found in the gospel of John and in other books in the Bible and is a believer in the truth of the Christian faith.
Christ conquered death, and His story is aligned completely with the entirety of God’s Word. If this did not occur, this would not be true, and thus Yeshua could not be the Messiah. But He did, and He is.
Because everything is based on Christ’s resurrection.
Going back to Genesis 3, God promised that there would be one who would crush the head of the serpent, but the serpent would bruise his head. Micha prophesied that he would be born in Bethlehem; Isiah said he would be born of a virgin, and Isaiah said he would die for sinners. David also said God would not abandon his soul in hell nor allow him to see corruption. Thousands of years of prophecy was fulfilled in one Jesus of Nazareth.
If the resurrection is true, it puts an end to any questions about Old Testament scriptures and what skeptics would say going forward.
It is true.