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World Premiere of “The Case for Christ’s Resurrection” Airs April 4th on TBN


LOS ANGELES (March 29, 2007) --- Officials for Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), the world’s largest religious broadcaster and America’s most-watched faith channel, announced that the network will air the world premiere of the inspirational and challenging documentary The Case for Christ’s Resurrection April 4th at 5:30 p.m. (PST).

Produced by Grizzly Adams Productions with a team of veteran scientific researchers, historians, forensic scientists, botanists, theologians, and biblical archaeologists, the feature-length program analyzes historic records, an ancient burial shroud, current medical knowledge, and scripture to build a compelling case for the death and miraculous resurrection of Jesus Christ.

David Balsiger, vice president of Grizzly Adams Productions and senior producer of The Case for Christ’s Resurrection, noted that throughout history thinking men and women have wrestled with the question: Does indisputable evidence exist to prove the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? “The answer is a resounding ‘Yes!’” said Balsiger. “We’ve researched all the relevant elements to which thoughtful people appeal when addressing this timeless theme. We feel strongly that The case for Christ’s Resurrection will convince the most skeptical about the historical legitimacy of Jesus Christ, and will confirm and strengthen the faith of those who already believe this timeless and eternal account found in Scripture.”

Dr. Gary Habermas, a research professor and chair of the department of theology at Liberty University, noted there is growing proof that the events depicted in the Gospel accounts in Scripture will stand up to rigorous scrutiny. “Science, combined with written descriptions by non-Christians of the events of Jesus’ life and death, make it clear that Christian beliefs are grounded in fact,” said Habermas.

The film demonstrates that following his death, Jesus was seen by numerous people, both believers and non-believers. “There were at least 500 eyewitnesses in and around Jerusalem who actually saw or talked with Jesus after his resurrection,” explained Balsiger. “Beyond the Bible, there are more than 20 non-Christian sources written between 30 and 130 A.D. that refer to Jesus of Nazareth as a historical figure. Twelve mention his death and provide details on how he died. Ten of these refer to his resurrection.”

The documentary also examines the controversial Shroud of Turin, that many scientists and scholars now believe is the actual burial cloth of Christ. One of the most fascinating parts of the program show how holographic scientists in Holland created a three-dimensional holographic image of the face and body of Jesus Christ. “Nearly 50 scientific discoveries on the Shroud tie this burial cloth to the biblical account of the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ,” said Balsiger.

“The Case for Christ’s Resurrection is a program worth seeing over and over again because it provides new scientific evidence of Christ’s resurrection,” said Paul Crouch Jr., TBN’s Vice President of Administration. “We’re thrilled to offer it during the Easter season to our viewers. We believe it will inspire and challenge all who watch.”

The Case for Christ’s Resurrection will air on TBN on April 4th at 5:30 p.m. (PST). The show is in part based on a book of the same title authored by Balsiger and co-author Charles E. Sellier.

About TBN

TBN is the world’s largest religious network and America’s most watched faith channel. Each day TBN offers 24 hours of commercial-free inspirational programming that appeals to people in a wide variety of denominations. TBN now reaches every major continent via 54 satellites and more than 12,000 television and cable affiliates worldwide. In the United States, TBN is available to 92 percent of the total households. Its website receives more than 27 million visitors monthly. In addition to TBN, the network owns and operates seven networks, including: The Church Channel, JCTV youth network, TBN Enlace USA Spanish network, and Smile of a Child TV children’s network. For more information on TBN, visit

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