Re: Historical evidence for Jesus

From: George Murphy (
Date: Mon Oct 28 2002 - 17:46:02 EST

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    Dick Fischer wrote:
    > Paul wrote:
    > >I guess just about everyone on this list takes
    > > it on faith that Jesus Christ was a historical character.
    > And evidence. The personal testimony of Paul is that he was confronted on
    > the road to Damascus by the risen Christ. Then his life did an abrupt
    > about face.
    > Matthew, John and Peter were in the group of disciples when Christ appeared
    > and showed them the proof of His resurrection. Each wrote of the
    > resurrection. And all but John were martyred for their belief.
    > Testimony is evidence. Blind faith not required.

            Blind faith is not required. Faith is. The fact that
    somehow Jesus was alive
    after he died on the cross does not force one to believe that he is
    the Messiah of
    Israel or the Son of God. & it does not prove that one is justified
    in entrusting his
    or her life to him. Evidence - in the sense in which it is being
    used here - is
    necessary but not sufficient.


    George L. Murphy

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