Did The Authors Of The Bible Embellish It With Miracles?

Did The Authors Of The Bible Embellish It With Miracles?

Did The Authors Of The Bible Embellish It With Miracles?

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Q&A: Was the Bible embellished by the authors?
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41 thoughts on “Did The Authors Of The Bible Embellish It With Miracles?

  1. Michael Vandeventer

    Yes they embellished it extensively. That's what the first chronological fossil has 0 musicals and each progressive one add magic until its just silly. Like all myths progress

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  2. Elton Ron

    The words of Jesus, take presidence over all others, in matters of truth and doctrine. The bible doesn't contradict, however, persons in the bible contradict.

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  3. 1GodOnlyOne

    There's no evidence for the notion that the historical miracles recorded in the Bible are embellished.

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  4. steveprofiler

    My subjectiv observation is : If a whole church was arrested accused of beeing christians, most of them would be released cause lack of proof.

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  5. superdog797 sup

    Hilarious commentary from Turek here

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  6. Sierra Clark

    “If you declare with your mouth “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9). Now is the time to accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior and repent of your sins because Jesus is coming back soon. Tomorrow isn’t promised.

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  7. Elizabeth Shaw

    If someone is going to ask is the Bible edited for miracles then they have to start with the assumption that there were miracles in the Bible is at least a true book even without the Miracles.

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  8. violinmaestro knight

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    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  9. Lord God Amen Ra

    I don’t see any embellishments, I see contradictions galore! The lying to people Jesus Christ never existed!

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  10. Rachel S

    I would be scared to lie about the gospel. Don’t forget what John wrote in the final page of Revelation about what happens to those who corrupts the statements made in that chapter.

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  11. Big Cricket

    The Bible was written for us to know God. It wasn't written for God to know God. It serves us best that we read it without prejudice or embellishments.

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  13. Prisoner42

    But he did not give arguments explaining why they didn't embellish the Bible.

    Her question was, what stopped people from embellishing the Bible, and his answer was :! "they did not embellish the Bible".
    OK, but if they are humans with freewill why did they not?

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  14. Sooner Jon The Conservative

    I love Dr. Turek.

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  15. anthony esparsen

    We all have choices to lie or not , usually people lie for personal gain , the people in the bible had nothing to gain at all even losing their lives ok so if you lie about lie Jesus , you are losing all

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  16. Lerian V

    She's beautiful.

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  17. Hisglory 316

    If you read Josh McDowell's book "The New evidence that demands a verdict" he will show you the evidence for the truth of the Gospels and all the scriptures.

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  18. Michael Stirling

    Praise the lord SIMINI I too was afflicted by Satan and his ailments. I had a long malingering headached which lasted years, mostly after a heavy nights drinking but it lasted for what seemed an eternity. I tried every medical solution – none worked. Then I had a vision of Jesus – he came to me in my dreams, then in person at my bed, then he slowly undressed me…. oh wait that was Cardinal Pell.. …..

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  19. actuary 1776

    Turek criticizes Gospel of Peter because it was written under a pseudonym? Hello Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The Gospels are not strictly historical accounts, they are willed with metaphors and symbolism. Matthews nativity account is a prime example, it was written to assign importance or status to Christ, and has similarities to the story of Moses. That is not a historical account.

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  20. Shady Oak Ministries

    Another important point in examining embellishments is comparing the earliest known beliefs and claims of a group and whether or not later claims add to or take away from those core claims. The fraudulent gospels not only can't help themselves in adding information to forward a gnostic agenda, but the authentic gospels couldn't remain more consistent with Christianity's first creed if they tried. Jesus died for our sins according to the scriptures, was buried, and rose again according to the scriptures. Then seen by eyewitnesses. Groups and individuals hostile and otherwise. Every miracle claim beyond this in the gospels not only comes from testable first hand sources, but all pales in comparison to what they were setting us up for.

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  21. River Plum

    She's so polite

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  22. Veego von DOOM- Reviews!

    The bible is so centered and focused on "truth, righteousness, goodness, love" ….ect. It literally wouldn't make since for the writers to lie. It literally identifies lying with Satan.

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  23. Jim Merrilees

    Frank Turek….lying for Jesus.

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  24. Jim Merrilees

    The bible is not verifiable and the Gospels were written after the event by people who were not even there so cannot be taken seriously anyway. Who knows whether it was embellished or exaggerated…..I do not really care….Human nature being what it is my money is on it being totally inaccurate strongly biased and further embellished for effect….It is proven, ask any policeman, that the accuracy of eyewitness statements deteriorate with time…..and third party accounts (hearsay) is totally unreliable and not admitted as evidence. That wipes out any hope for believing in the bible as anything but myth.

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  25. Berzerker Juice

    Gospels were written by unknown authors, probably no sooner than 50 CE….it's all fairytale rubbish!

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  26. BenRiley

    I've read Lord of The Rings. Pretty sure none of that was true…

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  27. Ahmad Amiruddin Mohd

    Jeremiah 8:8 😆🤣

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  28. JG TRUTH

    for those who believe the gospel from the bible god bless. and for those who don't  please step away from the bible before you hurt yourself.  that is why it is called FAITH  and for those who choose to make stupid remarks and comments about the bible do me a favour and keep it to yourself don't need your input.  nobody forced you to come to this video. keep up the great work frank you have done well on trying to explain the bible history over 2000 years ago. not an easy task but keep it up and god bless.

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  29. Simplicity is the Ultimate sophistication

    What happened to the fig tree ?

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  30. Zakir Mir

    What a stupid answer lol

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  31. SIMINI

    i was once an atheist …it was not until i became so sick right from top to toe i had come to poit of utter hopelessness..docs had non clue and finally i have chance for christ to come in my life..not easy to do especially when i had so much in science and religion never featured ever..oh god …how wrong was i back then? i stumbled for years to believe however one fine day gave up my pride and knowleged of all i knew and prayed god in the name of jesus to heal me …its took over a week to see the tranformation on my body which for 20 long years been under severe pain and untold sickness of kind onmy i knew. the darkness began to go away like mist in the name of jesus. oh god how real is jesus…i have tasted his healing not in crusade but by my own little faith. god unconditionally loves us

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  32. george loui

    Michelle is beautiful…

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  33. VesselofMercy100

    That is actually what is unique and refreshing about the Bible. It is honest about life in its brokenness. It even records the long lists of failures by the servants of God. The Bible doesn't paint a picture of life that isn't practical even though the supernatural miracle are a part of it.

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  34. Paul Osbourne

    Frank in his final comments says "you wont find embezzlements in the gospels"

    Atheist Bible study time-

    “And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.”
    ~ Matthew 27:52-53

    Thanks for not being honest Frank, love your work 😉

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  35. Kyle O'Leary

    Oh how I wish I could talk to Frank face-to-face! He is intentionally mis-leading and makes statements that he has to know are inaccurate. First off, if you look at the Gospels in chronological order: Mark, Mathew, Luke, John, you can clearly see the growth of the legend of Jesus. In Mark Jesus refused to perform miracles, refused to explain himself to Pilate and cried out on the cross asking why he was forsaken. By the time you get to John, Jesus is calming people down and letting them know he is all good, taking Pilate back to have a sit-down and claiming to be God himself.
    This young lady is asking how do we know that people are not embellishing……….the answer is that if you read the Gospels vertically (side-by-side) you can see the embellishment for yourself.
    Then there is the question of authorship. No signatures or hints at who the authors of Mark, Matthew or Luke were. In fact, these documents went 100 years before anybody even cared to guess who wrote them. It is pure speculation as to who authored those books.
    Lastly, it is a fact that none of the 4 were present at the Crucifixion or Resurrection. They don't even claim to be! Most people conclude that God told each author what to write. If that is the case, why are the details of said events so different from book to book? It literally does not add up (for anybody interested in truth and willing to look close)

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  36. Ronald Lindeman

    Whether someone believes that a miracle happened is opinion.   It is the opinion of the person who is told the miracle.   If you believe in the person doing the miracle, then it actually happened.    If you don't believe in the person, then the miracle didn't happen.   We can't get real information from a miracle in history.   

    the second part is what would a moral and ethical god do?     Would an ethical and moral god tell us and do faith healing miracles?     Wouldn't a god, who knows everything about the world, tell humans about natural preventions and cures for disease?     Humans writers of fiction about gods and helpers of god, would faith heal someone to health.   Human writers of fiction about gods and helpers of god, would not know about natural methods to prevent and cure disease.     Look up the history of disease.    Jesus of Christianity is not found in the history.   Why?    Because a god who faith heals is common is the ancient world.    If Jesus of Christianity cared about humans and whether humans would get diseases, he would have told us about the need for sanitation, cleanliness, sterilization, inoculation, and medication.    Jesus of Christianity showed us he knew as much about disease as writers of god fiction knew about disease.

    Isn't telling humans about faith healing worse than not saying anything at all.   If a god comes to earth and does faith healing, that throws the humans investigators off the track of how to prevent and cure disease.    A faith healing god would tell us that disease has a supernatural component to it.    A god that cared about humans and that humans should try to prevent disease would tell us about natural methods to prevent disease.

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  37. 1timby

    AS a matter of fact in John he states that many more things were done by Christ & weren't written down because of the many events. The Apostles could have filled many more books with the miracles of Jesus but didn't. So they had the stuff to use.

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  38. D1/1N3CR3470R

    his hair though…

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  39. jwrsob

    What I find interesting from atheists is that they don't believe the Bible EXCEPT where they said God did something "immoral"!!

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  40. jwrsob

    If the scriptures were embellished, wouldn't we see more persecution of Israel/Christians, or evidence of other groups/cultures catching the authors/Scripture in inaccuracies?

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply
  41. Andrew Morales

    It's possible to write something as historical fact without theological statements and still embellish it. This doesn't answer the question at all. Just saying that the gospel from Peter seems embellished compared to the other earlier gospels doesn't prove that the earlier gospels weren't embellished. Terrible logic.

    July 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply

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