posted on Jun, 22 2008 @ 11:29 PM
Here are some questions I would like to submit for Christians to answer, as I would like to know the answer to them myself from someone more
knowledgeable on the subject than myself. These are just "problems" and inconsistencies in Christianity that I have come across:
(Burdman30ott6 touched on a few of these in a previous thread but I would like more inputs also.......and burdman..feel free to join the discussion, I
would like you to.)
1. Contemporaries of Jesus didn't know him: Philo was a Jewish writer that was born before the Christian era and died after Jesus. He lived near
Jerusalem, but never mentioned Jesus in his account of the Jews. Josephus' "The Antiquities of the Jews" never mentioned Jesus until the fourth
edition had a forged passage inserted.
2. Why is Jesus called "Jesus of Nazareth" when he was supposed to be born in Bethlehem? The census spoken of in the Bible is not mentioned in
history (but this may not be something that would have been recorded by historians). Even if the census happened, it was not Roman custom that the
wife accompany the husband to his place of residence. Instead, the head of the household could report, alone, to the authorities.
3. If Christ was surrounded by disciples and enthusiastic people, and was asked questions constantly by the Pharisees, why did anyone have to betray
him? He wasn't in hiding...
4. Why didn't the disciples invite people to come and talk to Jesus during the forty days that he spent with them (Acts 1:3)?
5. Christ was a Jew, and his disciples were also. Why then were the gospels written in Greek? Most Biblical scholars agree that the gospels were
originally written in Greek and not translated from Aramaic.
Just a few good points (in my opinion) that I think merit some good answers.