Story about Jesus in the Gospels

Discussion in 'Religion' started by Saint, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. Saint Valued Senior Member

    Other than the 4 gospels, there are more sources about story of Jesus found but were not recognized.
    Last time, when there was no printing technology, how could the genuineness of the story be preserved?
    Did the disciples write about their master when he was alive or after he died (and so called resurrected)?
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  3. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

    It's an article of faith that its "genuineness" was preserved. The stories of Jesus's birth in Mark and Matthew are not consistent. And then there are the inconsistencies of the books which were not included in the Bible. And then you have the facts that the authors of the 4 books lied about the authorship of the texts and concealed their identity. We really don't know who wrote canonical gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. But we do know it wasn't Matthew, Mark, Luke and John as they were long dead when those texts were written.
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  5. spidergoat pubic diorama Valued Senior Member

    There was printing technology, it was called writing. But none of the Bible stories date from the time of Jesus, they all came long afterwards, and none of them were written by his disciples, even though they are titled so.
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  7. arauca Banned Banned

    They did not have a stenographer secretary at that time . They did not have their ow temple and could not use the Jewish synagogue, they were persecuted by the Pharisee and Sadducee ( Jewish leaders at that time
  8. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

    The four gospels are suspiciously similar in content and style.
    Also, they make you wonder why only four, rather than 11, and where they were kept for 300 years and how come there seem to be no Roman records of the events, when they were generally such good record-keepers. And other questions.

    If you're a believer, it's best not to ask. If you're an unbeliever, it really doesn't matter. The only one who needs to know is a historian.
  9. Saint Valued Senior Member

    Early churches did not have NT like what we have now, so how to ensure that all churches will preach the same message consistently?
    Most NT consists of Paul's letters, did Paul make a few copies of his letter and give them to the churches formed by him or other disciples?
  10. Sorcerer Put a Spell on you Registered Senior Member

    I'm guessing here but wouldn't a lot of it be by word of mouth? They'd turn up and preach about what they'd seen, and the stories would be preserved that way. Lot's of room for error that way of course, which may explain the inconsistencies.

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