Apologetics: Were the Gospels Meant to Be Taken as Historical Testimony?

by Timothy Paul Jones

How do we know if the testimonies preserved about Jesus in the New Testament Gospels were intended to be taken as descriptions of real events in the first place? It is possible, after all, that the Gospels that came to be included in the New Testament were never meant to describe actual occurrences. Perhaps they were written as fiction, but later readers have misconstrued them as fact. That’s what several scholars of religion have suggested over the years. According to Reza Aslan’s bestselling book Zealot, for example, the New Testament Gospels…
 

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