Part #1 – Rebuttal to atheist Hemant Mehta – Jesus’ miracles.

Reblogging for the information (particularly how non-conservative scholars interact with Jesus’ miracles).

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Atheist blogger Hemant Mehta, of The Friendly Atheist, claims that “The myth surrounding Jesus is part of the problem with Christianity… to believe Jesus… performed a number of miracles. There’s no proof of that ever happening” (1).

I feel that I am in a position to reply to Hemant because I have come to the end of my thesis that focusses entirely on Jesus miracles and their historicity. So, I think I may have a general idea about this subject. The first thing I want to say is that Hemant is simply incorrect especially on historical grounds. Well, why do I say this? I say this because the evidence for Jesus being a miracle worker is quite overwhelming. In fact, I made a historical case for the miracle status (and resurrection) of Jesus without even using our gospels (see here). The second thing I want to…

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About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. I study the History of Biblical Interpretation at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of its Ph.D. program. I have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting.
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