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Supernatural or Superstition?

Created: 5/27/2024 - 0 Comment(s) Top Five Questions

All of Christianity hinges on the question of the historicity and truth of the resurrection of Christ. It was carefully recorded in the Gospels over time, how the disciples began to worship Jesus as God (When Skeptics Ask, Geisler and Brooks, pages 110-111).  If Jesus did not exist (and rise from the dead), the claims of Christianity are null and void. Jesus was like us in every way, except for sin (Hebrews 2:17; 4:15).

In addition to the four Gospels describing the life of Jesus Christ (the reliability of the biblical text is discussed in other topics) there are extra-biblical sources such as the writings of Flavius Josephus (a Jewish historian) that mention Jesus as a living person. He was a real person with a human body, heart, emotions, mind, and will. As revealed in the Scriptures, He also had an infinite, divine mind because He is GOD

Ken Hemphill states in his book: "Core Convictions, Foundations of Faith" on page 21 that:  "God precedes and exceeds science. When someone suggests that God does not exist, he does not do away with God or his responsibilities before God. He merely gives Godlike qualities to an impersonal universe". 

In his book "The Case For The Real Jesus" Lee Strobel (Journalist) answers questions such as:  

  • "Did Christianity suppress alternative gospels...?"
  • "Did the early Church tamper with early biblical texts...?" 
  • "Have new objections disqualified Jesus from being the Messiah?" 

The following is my favorite quote from C.S. Lewis who wrote about who Jesus is: 
"I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people  often say about Him:  I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I  don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that  open to us. He did not intend to." (Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis)

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