Re: historicity of Christ

From: Jonathan Clarke (
Date: Tue Jun 12 2001 - 05:42:55 EDT

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    Hi Wayne

    I agree. Accepting the message of the gospels about Jesus is a matter
    of faith. The core historicity of gospels, even if one rejects their
    message, is not.

    Jon wrote:

    > Sources alone would not be the basis for believing the gospel.
    > Consider the book of Mormon.
    > However, even at the _most_ skeptical level, it is still
    > reasonable to accept that there could have been a man
    > who was crucified because he said things that people didn't
    > want the hear. As it is today, throughout history, everyone
    > has had the desire to get rid of this guy at one time or another.
    > Indeed, any excuse will do, just give me one. ;-) At some
    > level, that is the whole point of the gospel, even without
    > the theology. Denying the historicity of Jeshua ben Joseph
    > is surely wreckless and is not likely to lead the human
    > race in a productive direction regardless of whatever else
    > is true (or false) about the gospel and its witness.
    > by Grace alone do we proceed,
    > Wayne
    > The only thing we learn from history
    > is that we don't learn anything. Hegel.

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