Originally posted by RBHILL
Post of the month so far.
It gets better.
No seriously, I would have a lot of questions about history and my own personal experience.
me. That I know. How do I know that Someone changed me ?
I know because the changes I could not make happen on my own.
I know beause some of the changes I would NOT have wanted but somehow I got an appreciation that it was BETTER to be that way.
I know because people with whom I would NEVER be one, have become my dear brothers and sisters.
I know that Someone has changed me. So if I whized back in time in Mr. Well's imaginary Time Machine and found the New Testament bogus I would have MORE problems to account for. I would have some mysteries to explain for sure.
As it stands, and I have said this before, Jesus Christ
Let me make this clear. I don't mean ANYBODY rising from the dead as an independent event is that believable. But someone like Jesus
rising from the dead is believable.
Jesus rising from the dead is consistent with the power of His teaching and the might of His other deeds. Jesus being God become a man is not the same as believing any other person being God become a man.
An independent event of healing the sick may not be believable.
An isolated event of feeding 5,000 with a few fishes and a few loaves of bread, may not be belieavable about any old person.
Jesus having proported to have done so is consistent with the power of His words.
"Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes into Me, even if he should die, shall live; And every one who lives and believes into Me shall by no means die forever." (John 11:25a)
Let's put it this way. If I went back in time and found out through time travel that the gospels were fiction, I think it would be important to find WHOEVER had the wisdom and imagination to create such an imaginary character as Jesus of Nazareth
Whoever that was, we better get him or her to write more short stories.