If Jesus existed and was so famous, we should have heard a lot more about him in historical sources outside the New Testament and the Church Fathers.
To sum up, modern critical methods fail to support the Christ-myth theory [that Jesus never existed]. It has “again and again been answered and annihilated by first rank scholars.” In recent years, “no serious scholar has ventured to postulate the non-historicity of Jesus” or at any rate very few, and they have not succeeded in disposing of the much stronger, indeed very abundant, evidence to the contrary.
Archaeology is a scientific discipline requiring dozens of specializations. Despite its complexity, it has the unenviable distinction of being a field in which anyone with sufficient interest and a modicum of experience can claim to be a specialist.
Knowledge of God is unique in that it is conditioned by moral and spiritual factors. A spiritually indifferent person can have a profound knowledge of physics, or literature, or history, or sociology, or even of theology. But a spiritually indifferent… Read More ›
Since the new year started, I have done my best to make good on my resolution to add a fitness post or two to the blog every week.
Keeping with the fitness theme
I put down the book and wrote in my notebook, ‘the evidence surrounding the claims of Christianity is simply overwhelming…
Chose wisely my friends.
For if you go to the grave with ‘Not enough evidence, God! Not enough evidence!'” in your mouth, God will remind you that you had a choice and that you chose poorly.
Even if it did, that would do nothing to prove how smart we all are. For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.” 1 Corinthians 1:19