Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Peter Williams - New Evidences the Gospels were Based on Eyewitness Accounts

One of the foundations of my faith in the God of the Bible is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Needless to say, a non-theist is perfectly entitled to assert that I have the burden of proof. I do - the burden of proof belongs to the person advancing the extraordinary claim, and any believer who argues otherwise is deceiving himself.

The first burden is to demonstrate the essential historicity of the gospel narratives. Demonstrating this does not prove that the resurrection occurred. What it does do is demonstrate that the claim the gospels were written by those who had first-hand information about the events has credibility. Here's Peter Williams: