Busted: Exposing Popular Myths about Christianity by Fred von Kamecke

By Fred von Kamecke

You cannot belief the Bible; it has been translated too again and again. Jesus by no means claimed to be the Messiah or God. technological know-how has confirmed that miracles do not occur (so the Bible is a fairytale). All religions primarily train a similar factor (so all paths result in God). have you ever heard those? humans say loads of issues concerning the Bible, God, Jesus, and Christianity which are easily no longer precise. just like the men at the renowned cable express Mythbusters, it is time we positioned those in most cases held myths to the try out. Following a quick precis of a habitual fable or false impression in regards to the Christian religion, Fred explains why the parable is fake and gives biblical and old facts in his reaction. He masterfully weaves jointly critical dialogue with a marginally of humor in his responses, all of the whereas protecting the focal point at the Scriptures. He avoids making enjoyable of the folk who carry perspectives which vary from his personal, however the perspectives themselves are reasonable video game. So seize a cup of espresso and discover a comfortable nook. Let's do some delusion busting of our personal.

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Nobody caught it then, nor did they have a clue about the rivers of living water (7:38 – 39), the triumphal entry (12:16), the meaning of the foot washing (13:7 – 9), the command for Judas to get on with it (13:27 – 28), or the resurrection 52 Are the Gospels Reliable? itself (20:9). John, like the others, didn’t have the freedom to simply read his own situation (and mature understanding) back into Jesus’ earthly ministry. It just wasn’t done. Layers of Legends? There is simply no evidence of a slow development by the apostles of seeing Jesus as purely human, then a great prophet, next a mighty miracle-worker, then a semi-divine being, and finally as a God Almighty Jesus.

Don’t miss this point. These skeptics expect us to believe that, while Jesus’ disciples, enemies, and countless eyewitnesses still lived, nameless ­people transformed the simple Jesus, meek and mild, into a miracleworking, sinless Son of God who conquered death. This was all done when there were plenty of folks around to put a quick kibosh on any Jesus fairy tales. There were just too many ­people around to say, “Wait a minute, Jesus didn’t say that; he didn’t do that, and he wasn’t like that. ” By way of analogy, we are currently around sixty years removed from the Holocaust.

The anonymous community, not bothering to distinguish between a prophet’s message in their day and the things Jesus said years earlier, just kept collecting these sayings until someone finally wrote them down. Far less charitably, others view the early Chris­tians as fabricating the story to fit their needs. Problems with divorce, taxes, relationships with the synagogue? Just 43 B u s ted ! Myths about the Bible make up a story about Jesus; put words in his mouth that address the situation and voilá, no more problem.

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