KatieHas anyone heard of the Book of Thomas?
"16 Jesus said, "Perhaps people think that I have come to cast peace upon the world. They do not know that I have come to cast conflicts upon the earth: fire, sword, war. For there will be five in a house: there'll be three against two and two against three, father against son and son against father, and they will stand alone."
According to this 1998 PBS special, there is still no evidence Jesus lived. That for a generation after the crucifixion, and sometimes two generations, all they had were oral stories being passed around. Comparable with Greek stories and traditions. This PBS special is very detailed and interesting. I especially like one of the scholars stating that, "We must, first of all, understand that in history facts always lie under interpretations and we never get to the facts. They're only interpretations. There is only an interpreted Jesus, there are many interpreted Jesuses. So where do we begin? We begin not with Jesus, we have no access to him. We begin with the responses to Jesus, by his followers, by outsiders who heard about him.... We begin with those reactions as they're enshrined in the text we have."
We beluve that the bible was written by men inspired by God. There is no book of Thomss in there.
Some of it contains letters written by folloers to other followers..they eere sround when Jesus wss on earth
A lot of books or histories ..especially really old ones are taken as fact by a secular world.
If it wss snything other than the bible people would count it as history preserved by the people who lived it..but since its a a eork we believe st the core of our faith. Some people want yo dismiss it.
Was there a Noah?? No one else was around left to say..was ghere a Moses indpired to writr of events thst came before..Well he lived snd those events happened..
The bible is s history book snd s book of faith.
Were there tv cameras to record everything ..of fourse not.
But a lot of findings cannot disprove it either.
It is one of the few books that do not whitewash events.nor is it revisionist.
Many history book were written by the new king about the old king..or scrolls or whatever
As fot PBS having a special that shows no evidence for Jesus existing..no comment.
His folloers died horrid deaths for telling the truth. ID rather believe thrm.They were there.