Originally Posted by JKFDURAILED123
This is Incorrect. Let us examine the "eyewitness" accounts.
The Gospel of Mark:
"Liberal theologians generally believe that the identity of the author is unknown
.Conservatives follow the church tradition
that the author was Mark."
Various sources estimate that this gospel was written sometime from 57 to 75 CE."
This raises a question, how old was Mark at the event of crucifixtion?
The Gospel of Matthew:
"Liberals believe that the name of the author is unknown
. It was written after the destruction of Jerusalem and its temple in 70 CE, because it describes the event in Matthew 24. Various authorities date Matthew about 85 CE."
So, again the author is unknown? Also, in Matthew 9:9 he or whoever wrote it says "And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him." If Matthew wrote this why does he refer to himself in 3rd person? Why not say, And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw I, Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto me, Follow me. And I arose, and followed him?
How old was Matthew at the event of crucifixtion?
The Gospel of Luke:
"Estimates of the date of writing range from the late 50's to the 90's. A date closer to 90 CE is likely, because the author comments on the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE, and because of its dependence on Mark. Most conservative Christians believe that Luke was a doctor who accompanied Paul on his missionary journeys. Most liberal Christians believe that Luke was an educated person whose identity is unknown
So, again no one knows who "Luke" is, one theoligian even thinks Luke was written by a women :"One interesting feature of the gospel is the use of duplicate parables: one involving a man and another a woman. This, the emphasis on Mary in the first two chapters of the gospel, and other internal evidence, has led one theologian to suggest that the author of Luke was a woman."
Still the same question remains, how old was Luke at the event of crucifixtion?
The Gospel Of John:
" There is speculation that much of the gospel was written by a single, unknown writer, and that a second, later individual reworked the text in order to make it conform to contemporary church teaching
. "John" contains a great deal of anti-Jewish sentiment. It holds the Jews and their descendants responsible for the execution of Jesus. It has largely responsible for inspiring Christians to violent anti-Semitic acts in the centuries since it was written."
So, now it was written by a group of people? Also, why would you edit an "Eyewitness" testimony?
It was probably written between 85 and 100 CE, after believers in Jesus were expelled from Jewish synagogues."
The most important question remains, how old was John at the event of crucifixtion?
All Quotes are from: http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_ntb1.htm
Quote from the bible was from: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/...:9;&version=9;
Just to give you an example lets just say that Mark(I will use him because "his" gospel was the earliest of the four written) was 13 years old at the time of the crucifixtion. That would mean if the gospel was written at the earliest time possible he would have had to been at least 70 years of age. So, at 70 years of age he gave an exact account of everything that happened write off the top of his head? That is really hard to believe without any evidence to support it. Do you know the life expectancy of the 1st century? According to 1stcongregational.ws
: "Historians and archaeologists who have studied life in First Century Palestine--particularly the years that were the context of Jesus's life--tell us that the average life expectancy at that time was barely thirty years."