Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Case for the Real Jesus

Lee Strobel has written a series of popular apologetic books following the same general format (interviews with experts), each with the title "the Case for...".

The next one looks like it will be worthwhile, as this one tackles topics that seem to pop up on a regular basis.

Here are the topics:
• Did the church suppress ancient non-biblical documents that paint a more accurate picture of Jesus than the four Gospels?
• Did the church distort the truth about Jesus by tampering with early New Testament texts?
• Do new insights and explanations finally disprove the resurrection?
• Have fresh arguments disqualified Jesus from being the Messiah?
• Did Christianity steal its core ideas from earlier mythology?

Obviously, the qualifications of the Messiah is of interest to readers of this blog. But the mythology question comes up a lot in Jewish apologetics. Not that the other don't. But the whole Mithras stuff is a common refrain.



Blogger lairy3 said...

Hello and Shalom,
I have read "Case for Christ" by Lee Strobel. It is good. I think the prominent point in the whole book (4 me) was the harmony of the Gospels.
4 diverse authors at different times, writing accounts of Jesus.
His birth, life, crucifixion and ressurection presented factually,
from 4 different writers agreeing in the areas of most importance. It is not as though these authors
got together for coffee and said,
lets sit down and write these brief summaries of the messiah's life and have them agree in every point. There were different points of view, yet all agreed and presented the early church creed
that Paul expounds in the letters to the Corinthians. That to me is like watching the four major news networks report on the same event, and seeing the truth and validity of the real story shine through.

What is of even more importance is
the prophecies of the tanach more than 324 being fulfilled in such an explicit and concrete way that I am left to marvel at how God the Father works through faith just as well as historical fact.

Corroborative secular historians seal the case. Even the Jesus seminar and the liberal scholarship find themselves grasping for straws against such excellent research.

Thank-you Mr. Strobel
Thank-you a Goy for Jesus

10/27/2007 11:14:00 PM  

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