Recently, Andrew Parker wrote a blog post titled “Certainty of God”. “Self-authenticating,” however nice it sounds, is oxymoronic from an epistemological perspective.
1 Corinthians 15 is the earliest writing we have that mentions Jesus’s resurrection appearances, and Paul uses the Greek word ὤφθη (ophthe) which is commonly translated in English as “appeared”. I was looking into how the Bible authors used this word the other dayand came across something surprising which I thought I’d share.
Christians after Jesus gradually evolved a number of stories supporting the idea that he was the son of David in the absence of any supporting evidence. It is supposition gradually solidified in the re-telling. This also explains why the genealogies contradict each other and why the virgin birth stories co-exist with the son of David stories.
(Image Credit: iStock/HHakim) Recently, I was privileged to be invited to participate in a discussion with a group of Christians.…