Resurrection historian unearths historic platinum! | @Mike Licona

Resurrection historian unearths historic platinum! | @Mike Licona

Resurrection historian unearths historic platinum! | @Mike Licona

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Wow! When listening to the amazing evidence that Dr. Mike Licona shares, it is amazing that people can still reject the early writings of the New Testament. However, anyone who fairly evaluates the proof knows that the New Testament writings are early and reliable. Check out this video to learn what Dr. Licona calls โ€œhistoric platinum!โ€

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20 thoughts on “Resurrection historian unearths historic platinum! | @Mike Licona

  1. Cross Examined

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    December 22, 2021 at 2:17 am Reply
  2. Resurrection Expert

    Let's compare the ways the Resurrected Jesus is said to have been experienced according to the documents arranged in chronological order. As you're reading, ask yourself is this data more expected under the hypothesis of reliable eyewitness testimony vs the hypothesis of an evolving legend. The scholarly consensus dates the documents as follows:

    – Paul c. 50 CE – is the only firsthand report. He says the Risen Jesus "appeared" แฝคฯ†ฮธฮท (1 Cor 15:5-8) and was experienced through "visions" and "revelations" – 2 Cor 12:1. The appearance to Paul was a vision/revelation from heaven – Gal. 1:12-16, Acts 26:19 (not a physical encounter with a revived corpse) and he makes no distinction between what he "saw" and what the others "saw" in 1 Cor 15:5-8 nor does he mention an intervening ascension between the appearances. This shows that early Christians accepted claims of "visions" (experiences that don't necessarily have anything to do with reality) as "Resurrection appearances." Paul nowhere gives any evidence of the Risen Christ being experienced in a more "physical" way which means you have to necessarily read in the assumption that the appearances were physical, from a later source that Paul nowhere corroborates. What Paul says in Phillipians 2:8-9, Rom. 8:34, and the sequential tradition preserved in Eph. 1:20 is consistent with the belief that Jesus went straight to heaven after the resurrection leaving no room for any physical earthly appearances. If this was the earliest belief then it follows that all of the "appearances" were believed to have been of the Exalted Christ in heaven and not physical earthly interactions with a revived corpse. He had a chance to mention the empty tomb in 1 Cor 15 when it would have greatly helped his argument but doesn't. Paul's order of appearances: Peter, the twelve, the 500, James, all the apostles, Paul. No location is mentioned.

    – Mark c. 70 CE – introduces the empty tomb but has no appearance report. Predicts Jesus will be "seen" in Galilee. The original ends at 16:8 where the women leave and tell no one. Mark's order of appearances: Not applicable.ย 

    – Matthew c. 80 CE – has the women tell the disciples, contradicting Mark's ending, has some women grab Jesus' feet, then has an appearance in Galilee which "some doubt" – Mt. 28:17. Matthew also adds a descending angel, great earthquake, and a zombie apocalypse to spice things up. If these things actually happened then it's hard to believe the other gospel authors left them out, let alone any other contemporary source from the time period. Matthew's order of appearances: Two women, eleven disciples. The appearance to the women takes place near the tomb in Jerusalem while the appearance to the disciples happens on a mountain in Galilee.

    – Luke 85-95 CE – has the women immediately tell the disciples, contradicting Mark. Jesus appears in Jerusalem, not Galilee, contradicting Matthew's depiction and Mark's prediction. He appears to two people on the Emmaus Road who don't recognize him at first. Jesus then vanishes and suddenly appears to the disciples. This time Jesus is "not a spirit" but a "flesh and bone" body that gets inspected, eats fish, then floats to heaven while all the disciples watch – conspicuously missing from all the earlier reports.ย  Luke omits any appearance to the women. Acts 1:3 adds the otherwise unattested claim that Jesus appeared over a period of 40 days and says Jesus provided "many convincing proofs he was alive" which shows the stories were apologetically motivated. Luke's order of appearances: Two on the Emmaus Road, Peter, rest of the eleven disciples. All appearances happen in Jerusalem.ย 

    – John 90-110 CE – Jesus can now teleport through locked doors and we get the Doubting Thomas story where Jesus invites Thomas to poke him. This story has the apologetic purpose that if you just "believe without seeing" then you will be blessed. Jesus is also basically God in this gospel which represents another astonishing development. John's order of appearances: Mary Magdalene, eleven disciples, the disciples again plus Thomas, then to seven disciples. In John 20 the appearances happen in Jerusalem and in John 21 they happen near the Sea of Galilee on a fishing trip.

    As you can see, these reports are inconsistent with one another and represent growth that's better explained as legendary accretion rather than actual history. If these were actual historical reports that were based on eyewitness testimony then we would expect more consistency than we actually get. None of the resurrection reports in the gospels even match Paul's appearance chronology in 1 Cor 15:5-8 and the later sources have amazing stories that are drastically different from and nowhere even mentioned in the earliest reports. The story evolves from Paul's spiritual/mystical Christ all the way up to literally touching a resurrected corpse that flies to heaven! Moreover, in Luke and John the stories have obvious apologetic motivations. So upon critically examining the evidence we can see the clear linear development that Christianity started with spiritual visionary experiences and evolved to the ever-changing physical encounters in the gospels (which are not firsthand reports).

    If apologists want to claim this data is consistent with reliable eyewitness testimony then they need to provide other examples about the same event from history that grow in fantastic detail like the gospels do, yet are still regarded to be reliable historical documents. I maintain that this cannot be done. If attempted, they will immediately realize any other historical documents that grow like the gospels do will be legends.

    December 22, 2021 at 2:17 am Reply
  3. Ava Fury

    Wow very interesting things here. A lot of it is above my head but it's good to know there are things people are finding to help prove the bible.

    December 22, 2021 at 2:17 am Reply
  4. James Richard Wiley

    Dr Mike Licona has a M.A. in religious studies from Liberty University and a Ph.D. in New Testament studies from the University of Pretoria.
    Mike sees the historicity of the Bible and proof of Jesus everywhere as he looks through his god glasses.
    The only evidence missing is his imaginary Jesus.

    December 22, 2021 at 2:17 am Reply
  5. Phil B

    If Paul was reporting oral tradition about Jesus's resurrection, how do we know that the oral tradition was an accurate account of what actually happened? Mike seems to be saying that at least 15 years has passed between the events and him being told about them and stories that are not written down can change a lot in that time. Also, do we only have Paul's word that he has confirmed this is what the early disciples taught about Jesus? Couldn't anybody say that if they are trying to persuade others that what they are saying is true, whether it is or not?

    December 22, 2021 at 2:17 am Reply
  6. Diego Muรฑoz

    Thanks from ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Chile

    December 22, 2021 at 2:17 am Reply
  7. Vegan Ian

    Acts was written before the destruction of the temple in AD 70 and before Pauls death as there is no mention of either event. But the most intriguing thing for me is; Mark talks about โ€œThe High Priestโ€ but not by name. Like we would say โ€œThe Queenโ€ or โ€œThe Presidentโ€! Heโ€™s talking of Caiaphas who was the incumbent until AD 36 (he died in AD 46).
    If you say โ€œThe Presidentโ€ you mean Biden, not Trump or Obama because you mean the current sitting President. This suggests to me that Marks Gospel was written while Caiaphas was High Priest and must have been completed and circulated before AD 36, possibly as much as five years prior.
    Food for thought eh?

    December 22, 2021 at 2:17 am Reply
  8. Scorpion 40

    I love stuff like this that proves the bible. Thanks for this!

    December 22, 2021 at 2:17 am Reply
  9. Donal Behan

    Atheist-show me proof that the bible is actual evidence of zombie jesus
    Theist-well if you read this passage of the bible ๐Ÿ˜‚

    December 22, 2021 at 2:17 am Reply


    December 22, 2021 at 2:17 am Reply
  11. Derek Watson

    Why do you lie frank turek?

    December 22, 2021 at 2:17 am Reply
  12. Sierra Clark

    โ€œIf you declare with your mouth โ€œJesus is Lord,โ€ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be savedโ€ (Romans 10:9). Now is the time to accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior. Obey His commands and repent of your sins because Jesus is coming back soon. Tomorrow isnโ€™t promised.

    December 22, 2021 at 2:17 am Reply
  13. llllllllllllm1

    Or he made it all up. Why is this not an option? Why is this not the more probable option? You are basing your whole belief system on the word of this one guy and assume that he heard and transmitted this whole story exactly as he was told. Who said he didn't just fabricate the whole thing? Isn't it possible? It seems preposterous to base your life and belief system on the testimony of one guy who supposedly recalls all this information 20+ years after the fact and somehow there is no historian of the time or in the entire century who documented anything from all these momentous events that allegedly occurred. Isn't it more likely that none of it actually happened and Paul just made it up?

    December 22, 2021 at 2:17 am Reply
  14. Cygnus Ustus

    " it is amazing that people can still reject the early writings of the New Testament"
    According to Licona, the "early writings" were based on decades old urban myths. It's amazing anyone accepts them.

    December 22, 2021 at 2:17 am Reply
  15. darknessofdbx

    I like your book. And videos can I share it with my friend your video ?

    December 22, 2021 at 2:17 am Reply
  16. Lisa Love Ministry

    1 Peter 3:15๐Ÿ•Š

    December 22, 2021 at 2:17 am Reply
  17. Big Huncho

    I found as a Christian that the only proof (where YOU feel there is NO DOUBT) God hands out is personal proof. He wants you to come to Him through your free will through faith. This life is a trial to see if we are to come to Him willing, and as such God cannot ruin His trial by giving us a โ€œ100% its totally trueโ€ answer. That would not make it your choice anymore. For example I can tell you honestly that Iโ€™ve seen God in a dream as a blinding light. But when I tell you, you will sum it up to a natural explanation. This is normal because the dream was only for me, it was my personal proof. You need to ask God for your own personal proof.

    December 22, 2021 at 2:17 am Reply
  18. Cygnus Ustus

    "Long, short, long, short. So…. you've got that. "
    Wow. I'm convinced…. of something?

    December 22, 2021 at 2:17 am Reply
  19. Cygnus Ustus

    "The gospels are based on decades old urban myths, and that's how we know they are true."

    December 22, 2021 at 2:17 am Reply
  20. Cygnus Ustus

    Christian scholar admits Christianity is based on oral traditions, essentially urban myths, that had been circulating and evolving for more than two decades.
    The gospels are unreliable. Thanks Mr. Licona.

    December 22, 2021 at 2:17 am Reply

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