But what if the works of the church fathers were destroyed? What could we learn about Jesus and about Christians from sources outside of the Bible and outside the writings of the church fathers? (note that in what follows I am not even referencing history and archaeology affirming the Old Testament and much more that affirms the New Testament)The Destroyed Bible – On How to Reconstruct the Bible, part 4 | True Freethinker
We could learn a number of claims regarding Jesus:
A person named Jesus (Yeshu, Yeshuah, etc.) existed.
Jesus was from Nazareth.
He had a brother name James.
He was called a wise man.
He was a teacher.
He introduced new teaching contrary to Judaism.
His teachings spread rapidly.
He lived a virtuous life.
He was followed by Jews and Greeks.
He had the ability to prophecy.
He was known to be worshipped as a God.
He was regarded as the Son of God.
He was referred to as the savior.
He was called Christ (Kristos, etc.).
He worked miracles.
He was crucified during the reign of Tiberius in the Procuratorship of Pontius Pilate.
Darkness and earthquake at the time of His death.
He was said to have resurrected on the third day.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The Destroyed Bible – On How to Reconstruct the Bible, part 4 | True Freethinker
Jesus is the New Testament was lost. Here is the beginning of the beginning of his article. The whole thing is brilliant and I think that you should look at his whole article: