What would a Historical Approach to the Proof of the N.T. Bible & Jesus Possibly Look Like…

What would a Historical/Scientific Approach to the Bible & Jesus Possibly Look Like…It asserts that we start by treating the bible as a normal ancient historical text.  (Instead as the inspired Word of God.)  I saw this on a random blog, and it had some decent ideas for approaching the historical N.T. Bible & Jesus, but it seemed to me it need more for it seemed to be missing some gaps in logic it to have any creditably, so I added & revised to points 3,4, and 5.

1. Start by treating the New Testament as a normal historical document – to be tested and evaluated.

2. The secular Historians have done this and found we can know quite a bit about the historical Jesus and his life – see Jesus in history.

3. On this basis, we can consider what we conclude about Jesus indeed and definitly did exist.  As can affirmed by the well respected agnostic Dr. Bart Ehrman.    

4.  In addition they must also evaluate the historiography of the Gospels and if they are reliable and trustworthy.

*In comparison to other ancient text such as the Iliad or the Odyssey, they hold a strong sense of reliability.

5. Next is for the Historian to evaluate all the options and possibilities for the historical Jesus.  There are five very reasonalbe possible theories: Christianity, Hallucination, Myth, Conspiracy and Swoon.

1 Jesus died Jesus rose Christianity
2 Jesus died Jesus didn’t rise—apostles deceived Hallucination
3 Jesus died Jesus didn’t rise—apostles myth-makers Myth
4 Jesus died Jesus didn’t rise—apostles deceivers Conspiracy
5 Jesus didn’t die Swoon

6. Once we draw all the options, it is reasonable to conclude that a God, having sent Jesus, will give us information about him. —So one can reasonably assume the Original Autobiographical New Testament as holding inspired truth for Biblical Jesus.  – and using only what secular scholars consider to be well-based, we can also reasonably assume that Jesus was divine – see Jesus – son of God.  (And who he said he was.)  Which would inadvertently also prove the Deity of Jesus as the Christ and his death & resurrection.  

About M. Rodriguez

When I first received Christ salvation, I made it a priority to read the whole bible and I did. But it was the Bible that made me question my faith. For I found it flawed and lacking. Due to this I launched a personal inquiry/investigation into my faith, and ultimately realized that the Christian God of the Bible was indeed man-made. Now I Blog about those findings and life after Christ.
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1 Response to What would a Historical Approach to the Proof of the N.T. Bible & Jesus Possibly Look Like…

  1. ignorantianescia says:

    I agree, this seems like a very reasonable approach to the resurrection.

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