Series: Skeptics

Opening Arguments

Jesus. We can never know for sure if He even existed. The defense will draw on the Bible — a quaint collection of stories to be sure — but hardly divinely inspired.

Bible Errors I

The most important doctrine of the Bible is in question, that of the way to salvation. Jesus, and later James, taught a salvation by works, while Paul taught a salvation by faith alone.

Errors in the Gospels

If I bear witness of Myself, My witness is not true. (John 5:31 NKJV). Even if I bear witness of Myself, My witness is true (John 8:14 NKJV). Both statements cannot be true. The Bible is in error.

Errors in Jesus' Genealogies

The virgin birth? No such event ever occurred. It is a myth propagated by Christians to support their claims of a miraculous God. Even if we accept it, we have an obvious contradiction in the Bible with the genealogy of Jesus.

The Preservation of the Bible

The problem with the Bible is our copies are almost 2,000 years old. Even if the original accounts are accurate, over the many thousands of years errors have crept in. We can never know if the copyist made errors or not, since we don’t have the original copies.

Jesus Christ's claims to be God

Jesus never claimed to be God. The belief He is God comes from His followers. We never see Him make that statement.

The Death of Jesus

It is entirely possible Jesus never died. The Romans were not doctors after all. Since we cannot travel back in time with a medical team to certify the death of Jesus, isn’t it possible He never really died?

The Resurrection of Jesus

Modern, enlightened people don’t believe such fairy tales. As for the appearances after Jesus’ death, the disciples were delusional; they simply saw what they wanted to see.

Closing Arguments

Jesus is just a bunch of religious mumbo-jumbo for people who don’t have today’s modern thought. As modern people, we don’t need the crutches of the past. And we can explain many things by science without the need for religious intervention.

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