Comments for Eschewmenical – The Christianity Stack Exchange Blog http://christianity.blogoverflow.com The Christianity Stack Exchange Blog Thu, 10 Nov 2016 17:44:11 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.6 Comment on Easter as a historical event by gary http://christianity.blogoverflow.com/2012/04/09/easter-as-a-historical-event/#comment-685414 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 17:44:11 +0000 http://christianity.blogoverflow.com/?p=224#comment-685414 Newsflash: The majority of New Testament scholars no longer believe that eyewitnesses wrote the Gospels. It’s not just my opinion, my Christian friends, it is the consensus of scholars.

https://lutherwasnotbornagaincom.wordpress.com/2016/11/08/majority-of-scholars-agree-the-gospels-were-not-written-by-eyewitnesses/

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Comment on Easter as a historical event by gary http://christianity.blogoverflow.com/2012/04/09/easter-as-a-historical-event/#comment-683420 Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:51:40 +0000 http://christianity.blogoverflow.com/?p=224#comment-683420 Two of the biggest assumptions that many Christians make regarding the truth claims of Christianity is that, one, eyewitnesses wrote the four gospels. The problem is, however, that the majority of scholars today do not believe this is true. The second big assumption many Christians make is that it would have been impossible for whoever wrote these four books to have invented details in their books, especially in regards to the Empty Tomb and the Resurrection appearances, due to the fact that eyewitnesses to these events would have still been alive when the gospels were written and distributed.

But consider this, dear Reader: Most scholars date the writing of the first gospel, Mark, as circa 70 AD. Who of the eyewitnesses to the death of Jesus and the alleged events after his death were still alive in 70 AD? That is four decades after Jesus’ death. During that time period, tens of thousands of people living in Palestine were killed in the Jewish-Roman wars of the mid and late 60’s, culminating in the destruction of Jerusalem.

How do we know that any eyewitness to the death of Jesus in circa 30 AD was still alive when the first gospel was written and distributed in circa 70 AD? How do we know that any eyewitness to the death of Jesus ever had the opportunity to read the Gospel of Mark and proof read it for accuracy?

I challenge Christians to list the name of even ONE eyewitness to the death of Jesus who was still alive in 70 AD along with the evidence to support your claim.

If you can’t list any names, dear Christian, how can you be sure that details such as the Empty Tomb, the detailed resurrection appearances, and the Ascension ever really occurred? How can you be sure that these details were not simply theological hyperbole…or…the exaggerations and embellishments of superstitious, first century, mostly uneducated people, who had retold these stories thousands of times, between thousands of people, from one language to another, from one country to another, over a period of many decades?

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Comment on Guilty of the Body and Blood of the Lord by BishopW http://christianity.blogoverflow.com/2013/04/09/guilty-of-the-body-and-blood-of-the-lord/#comment-273991 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 07:52:46 +0000 http://christianity.blogoverflow.com/?p=1866#comment-273991 God bless you as you do.

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]]> Comment on In the “Faith vs. Works” debate, Love wins. by c shepherd http://christianity.blogoverflow.com/2012/07/20/love/#comment-152522 Sun, 01 Dec 2013 15:05:14 +0000 http://christianity.blogoverflow.com/?p=1106#comment-152522 your not far from the Kingdom of God

]]> Comment on Easter: What Jesus’ Resurrection Means For Us by Theodore A. Jones http://christianity.blogoverflow.com/2013/03/31/easter-what-jesus-resurrection-means-for-us/#comment-65606 Sun, 15 Sep 2013 23:39:35 +0000 http://christianity.blogoverflow.com/?p=1889#comment-65606 And what about his ascension? What event happen in regard to a change of the priesthood?

]]> Comment on Salvation is what God did for us by Theodore A. Jones http://christianity.blogoverflow.com/2012/07/02/salvation-is-what-god-did-for-us/#comment-65418 Sun, 15 Sep 2013 02:23:21 +0000 http://christianity.blogoverflow.com/?p=733#comment-65418 “For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.” Rom. 2:13 Well this fellow isn’t J. Piper, but he ain’t wrong as Piper is.

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]]> Comment on Eschewmenical Presents: “Faith vs Works – The Showdown” by Theodore A. Jones http://christianity.blogoverflow.com/2012/07/02/eschewmenical-presents-faith-vs-works-the-showdown/#comment-65376 Sat, 14 Sep 2013 23:32:12 +0000 http://christianity.blogoverflow.com/?p=1041#comment-65376 “For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.” Rom. 2:13 The man is not referencing the OT written code.

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