The Jesus Myth

Jesus Myth – A Case Against Historical Christ

As we begin to enter the Christian Holidays of Christmas and later Easter,The supposed birth and his  resurrection on Easter, of a man named Jesus Christ. We should the possibility that this Biblical story is a myth also, or as many would say a down right lie meant to keep the followers in line.Perhaps he wasn’t really “the Messiah”, perhaps he was not “The Son of God”, and perhaps he didn’t actually perform miracles and rise from the dead, but he really was a great moral teacher who traveled around Galilee with followers and got arrested by the Jews and crucified by the Romans right? Not likely. In fact, a close examination of the evidence shows that the best explanation for the story of “Jesus Christ” is what is called “mythology”At first he was no more than a theological concept, was later used as a character in allegorical stories, and was then made historic as someone whom people believed really existed.

The origin of the Gospels has always been unknown. Written sometime between 50 and 150 CE, some say as late as the 4th Century. But no matter let us be by looking ant the Gospel of Mark. The earliest account for the origin of some of the Gospels comes to us from the early church leader Papias, from about 130 CE:

Mark being the interpreter of Peter, he recorded and wrote with great accuracy, but not, in the order in which it was spoken or done by the Lord, for he neither heard nor followed our Lord. He was in company with Peter, who gave him such instruction as was necessary, but not to give a history of the Lord’s discourses. Mark has not erred in any thing, by writing some things as lie has recorded them; for lie was carefully attentive to one thing, not to pass by any thing that he heard, or to state any thing falsely in these accounts. … Matthew composed his history in the Hebrew dialect, and every one translated it as he was able.

Papias states that the Gospel called Mark was written by someone named Mark, and that Mark recorded his Gospel from the apostle Peter. He further states that the Gospel called Matthew was written by someone named Matthew who wrote his Gospel in “the Hebrew dialect”,of Aramaic

Somewhere around 175 CE early church leader Irenaeus expounded upon the information of Papias for he gave an account of the origin of each of the four Gospels that later became canon. Matthew also issued a written Gospel in Aramaric, while Peter and Paul were preaching at Rome, and laying the foundations of the Church. Mark, also handed down in writing what had been preached by Peter. Luke also, the companion of Paul, recorded in a book the Gospel preached by him. Later, John, the disciple of the Lord, published a Gospel during his residence at Ephesus in Asia.

Early Christian theologians believed the Gospel of Matthew to be the first Gospel that was written, no more of a disagreement than was doctrinal disputes. Matthew was held as the earliest gospel because of the virgin birth, and the lineage to David. The Gospel of Luke was considered a self-described NON-Eyewitness account, could not possibly be the first. Some claimed to have seen the original of Matthew written in Aramaic and therefore first. All the Gospels were written in Greek but but because Jesus is quoted speaking Aramaic in the crucifixion stories it had to be first.,

Mark, because it did not contain the virgin birth story and with the accounts being out or order form Matthew, it had to b e second hand accounts and not the first Gospel. Luke was most definitely not a first hand account, as Luke received all of his information from Paul. Scholars are now certain that the Gospel called Mark was actually the first Gospel. The Gospel of John seems to have been the latest of the Gospels that was written, putting it out of range for having been written by anyone living during the supposed time of Jesus.

The Gospels make many claims that are contradicted by the historical record

Star of Bethlehem” – No record of such a celestial event outside the Gospel of Matthew.

Roman census in Jesus birth story – No record of any census that matches this description.

Massacre of the Innocents” – No record of this event outside the Gospel of Matthew.

John the Baptist – Killed early in the Gospels, died in 36 CE according to Josephus.

Death of Jesus – Accompanied by blackout of sun, earthquakes, and raising of the dead in the Gospels, no record of this by others.

Philo, a prolific Jewish writer who lived from 20 BCE to 50 CE, wrote extensively about the political and theological movements throughout the Mediterranean, and his views foreshadowed Christian theology, yet he never once wrote anything about Jesus. Not only this, but he actually wrote about political conflicts between the Jews and Pontius Pilate in Judea
There is not one single writing from or about Jesus during his supposed lifetime

Individually each of the above points mean nothing, but collectively they present very good reason to disbelieve the story of Jesus Christ. We suggest that you take time to check out some of the information presented here and draw your own conclusions.


4 Responses

  1. The entire “Jesus Story” is very likely no less a tall tale then the Old Testament and the “Moses Story” …

    • I have to agree with your conclusion regarding the Bible, little historical fact to confirm the stories told. I must admit that it can be an interesting read so loang as the person realizes it is really all fiction.

  2. Maybe all religion is a myth.

    • I have studied many but not all religions, and I find none to be the word of any God. Legend, tall tales, miracles, and yes myth are a part of them all. I do not condemn those that follow a certain religion only that they should delve into it to provide understanding pf what they believe.
      I believe in a creator but not a specific religion.

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