Oct 20, 2014

Jesus as history

Jesus as History.
Why Jesus of the Gospels Isn't Historical. 

Christians say that most secular Bible scholars agree that Jesus was a real person.
But what the secular scholars actually mean is, Jesus was an ordinary man; he didn't do miracles.
That is, he wasn't the Jesus of the Gospels.
Jesus wasn't divine is their view; the Gospel writers spun yarns about a supposed miracle man.
 
A Christian view is that the Gospels satisfy all the scholarly criteria of reliable historical documents.
Well, modern historians don't place their trust in claims of miracles; so the Gospels fail to meet all of the criteria, after all. 
 
No scholarly view can show that the Jesus of the Gospels is real and not fiction.