Recently, Andrew Parker wrote a blog post titled “Certainty of God”. “Self-authenticating,” however nice it sounds, is oxymoronic from an epistemological perspective.
My basic position is that it is epistemologically invalid to accept the existence of God from the existence of logic.
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.…