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davishipps Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 10:45 AM
It's been a while since I've read it, but Tim LaHaye's book, "Jesus: Who is He?" points out that portions of the gospels have been found within (I think it was) 20 years of Jesus's death and resurrection, and that in all likelihood they were written before the oldest surviving copies would date them. I seem to recall that it also makes mention that records about his life are much closer to the time-frame than other generally accepted historical documents (copies of The Oddysey, for example) are to their time-frames. Records of Jesus's life have been dated to times that would coincide with the lifetimes of his followers or people who might be able to refute the contents of the documents, if necessary.
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davishipps Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 10:37 AM
I hear you on this, too. I think about my own life and how I've seen some amazing things that I believe can only be explained by God's grace and intervention on my behalf. Even so, I find myself doubting his existence or power from time to time. I like to think that I would have stayed true, but I know myself well enough to suspect that I might have given into the temptation for money, despite what I'd seen. Also, don't forget that while Judas was the only one to actively betray Jesus, all of the disciples deserted him when he was arrested. The Bible also tells us that the same people who had seen God part the Red Sea didn't have faith to believe God would allow them to conquer the Promised Land. Sometimes our fears overrule our experience.
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