Building a case against Christ: Let reason be the Judge: The Christmyth story (pt.4b – Isaiah 7:14)

Brief recap In the previous article, we mainly focused on the two gospel narratives of Matthew and Luke concerning the miraculous birth of Jesus. Other corollary topics were broached, some briefly and some in more detail as necessity dictated. While the gospel accounts are critical, they rest upon the Immanuel prophecy. Without its legitimate use,Continue reading “Building a case against Christ: Let reason be the Judge: The Christmyth story (pt.4b – Isaiah 7:14)”

Building a case against Christ: Let reason be the Judge: The Christmyth story (pt.4a – The nativity stories)

The story of Jesus’ birth is the greatest story ever told — also the fakest! SPOILER ALERT: For those not interested in wading through pages of textual analysis and commentary, I offer my conclusion at the start.  Without the miraculous virgin birth of Jesus, there is no resurrection. It is the foundation upon which theContinue reading “Building a case against Christ: Let reason be the Judge: The Christmyth story (pt.4a – The nativity stories)”

Building a case against Christ: Let reason be The Judge: The Christmyth story (pt.4, the short version)

Note to reader: A much longer and textually more detailed article will follow shortly for those seeking to “dig deeper” into the relevant biblical texts. Some may think it’s too early for Christmas, but according to Luke, the birth of Jesus took place in the late spring or early summer when “… shepherds living outContinue reading “Building a case against Christ: Let reason be The Judge: The Christmyth story (pt.4, the short version)”

Building a case against Christ: Let reason be the Judge: The Christmyth story (pt.3)

The focus of this article will be on the context of Matthew and Luke’s record of the birth and infancy of Jesus. The Christmas story in context Overview: Most of us know the Christmas story. Most people, especially Christians, don’t realize there are two separate and distinct stories which are factually and logically irreconcilable. OneContinue reading “Building a case against Christ: Let reason be the Judge: The Christmyth story (pt.3)”