What’s the big deal about Christian Apologetics? Is it relevant? Is it necessary?
You’ll have your answer in less than 10 minutes if you’re willing to invest that amount of time in reading this timely new article by J. Warner Wallace, author of Cold Case Christianity.
Your statement points to probably the weakest link in the Christian argument for the historicity of the Resurrection: The view that the Gospels were written by eyewitnesses or by their close associates. This view is a minority position in modern New Testament scholarship. In reality, only evangelical and fundamentalist Protestant scholars hold this position. Even most Roman Catholic scholars, who very much believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus, the supernatural, and miracles, reject the eyewitness/associate of eyewitness authorship of the Gospels. See this link:
Imagine a defense attorney appearing in court, presenting a case using minority expert opinion as a defense. The prosecution would rip his case to shreds when they demonstrate to the court that the defense attorney’s “experts” are considered to be outliers…fringe