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Undesigned coincidences

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in Historical Argument, Knowing for Sure Blog | 0 comments

Undesigned coincidences

An online blogger stated, “I believe the bible was a collection of stories and nothing more. Kinda like our modern day sci fi.” David Bokovoy on Patheos.com shared, “It doesn’t take too careful a read to determine that from start to finish, the Gospels contain inaccurate historical reconstructions—stories about Jesus’ life and ministry that simply could not have taken place the way they’re depicted.” Richard Carrier from Columbia University wrote, “We have no trustworthy evidence of a physical resurrection, no reliable witnesses. It is among the most poorly attested of historical events.” I...

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Lack of Evidence for the New Testament?

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in Historical Argument, Knowing for Sure Blog | 2 comments

Lack of Evidence for the New Testament?

How do we know we can trust the New Testament? Sam Harris, an American author, neuroscientist, philosopher and the co-founder and chief executive of Project Reason, a non-profit that promotes science and secularism wrote, “…religious faith is the belief in historical and metaphysical propositions without sufficient evidence.” 1 Another notable atheist, Christopher Hitchens, who mentioned Moses ben Maimun, a Jewish philosopher from the 1100’s said, “However, he fell into the same error as do the Christians, in assuming that the four Gospels were in any sense a historical record....

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You mean you actually believe in the Bible and all that Jesus stuff?

Posted by on Feb 21, 2015 in Historical Argument, Knowing for Sure Blog | 0 comments

You mean you actually believe in the Bible and all that Jesus stuff?

Richard Dawkins wrote, “Although Jesus probably existed, reputable biblical scholars do not in general regard the New Testament (and obviously not the Old Testament) as reliable record of what actually happened in history, and I shall not consider the Bible further as evidence for any kind of deity.” 1 Marcus Borg posted, “The gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles belong together. For about a century, the conventional wisdom of mainline scholarship has dated Luke and Acts to the late 80s or 90s. But in the last decade, a growing number of scholars have dated them significantly later,...

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