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What do you all think of this guy?

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:57 am
by Christian2
An atheist recommended I read this book:

The Invention of Jesus: How the Church Rewrote the New Testament

https://www.amazon.com/Invention-Jesus- ... merReviews

The author has some stuff on YouTube:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRv0jgkZ8GE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcHpkgLwizk

And this:

http://www.theinventionofjesus.com/about-the-book/

Thanks.

Re: What do you all think of this guy?

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:33 am
by DBowling
It's obvious why an atheist would like this guy.

But if you are interested in truth regarding the text and historical context of the New Testament, I would stick to knowledgeable scholars like NT Wright and Daniel Wallace.

Re: What do you all think of this guy?

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:53 am
by Philip
Christian 2 - you ask a lot of question about what others think about this or that related to Christianity. I see your profile shows no indication of what you believe, faith-wise. Are you a follower of Christ?

Re: What do you all think of this guy?

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:04 pm
by Christian2
Philip wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:53 am
Christian 2 - you ask a lot of question about what others think about this or that related to Christianity. I see your profile shows no indication of what you believe, faith-wise. Are you a follower of Christ?
Yes, I am a follower of Christ; my nickname should tell you that.

Re: What do you all think of this guy?

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:29 pm
by DBowling
Here is an excellent lecture by Dan Wallace on the "Corruption of the New Testament Text"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ5cgQUJnrI

Re: What do you all think of this guy?

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:41 pm
by Philip
Christian2: Yes, I am a follower of Christ; my nickname should tell you that.
GREAT to know!

Re: What do you all think of this guy?

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:29 am
by Byblos
Christian2 wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:04 pm
Philip wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:53 am
Christian 2 - you ask a lot of question about what others think about this or that related to Christianity. I see your profile shows no indication of what you believe, faith-wise. Are you a follower of Christ?
Yes, I am a follower of Christ; my nickname should tell you that.
It is worth noting that Christian2 has been a member of this site longer than most, including current and former mods. I've followed closely his posts/questions particularly as related to witnessing to moslems.

Keep up the good work.

Re: What do you all think of this guy?

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:17 am
by Christian2
Byblos wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:29 am
Christian2 wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:04 pm
Philip wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:53 am
Christian 2 - you ask a lot of question about what others think about this or that related to Christianity. I see your profile shows no indication of what you believe, faith-wise. Are you a follower of Christ?
Yes, I am a follower of Christ; my nickname should tell you that.
It is worth noting that Christian2 has been a member of this site longer than most, including current and former mods. I've followed closely his posts/questions particularly as related to witnessing to moslems.

Keep up the good work.
My work with Muslims is about finished. I think I did what God wanted me to do.

I remember when I first signed up here I was not a believer even though being brought up in a Christian family and going to Sunday School and church for years.

I came here for help and got it.

JAC helped me a lot. I wish I knew the name of his church so I could listen to some of his sermons.

I think this particular atheist I'm talking with is beyond help. There is always an excuse for not believing.

Re: What do you all think of this guy?

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:31 am
by Philip
Christian2, sorry I didn't know you are a believer - I would have if I'd looked at your older posts. But sometimes when a poster asks many questions and I see their profile lacks a description of their belief, I'll just ask the question. It's hard to remember every poster's history.

Re: What do you all think of this guy?

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:13 am
by Christian2
Philip wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:31 am
Christian2, sorry I didn't know you are a believer - I would have if I'd looked at your older posts. But sometimes when a poster asks many questions and I see their profile lacks a description of their belief, I'll just ask the question. It's hard to remember every poster's history.
Not a problem. :)