Did the Gospel Writers ‘Embellish’ What They Witnessed?
by Lisa Quintana
Skeptics theorize that “good, old-fashioned lying and embellishment” better account for the Gospel stories of disciples experiencing something during the Resurrection of Christ. They don’t believe these people experienced a genuinely resurrected Jesus, especially considering certain statements made in the Gospel of John. (There are variations in the Gospel accounts and John’s account doesn’t always align with Matthew, Mark and Luke.) Skeptics thus conclude that Dr. Gary Habermas’ minimal facts argument of the Resurrection is nowhere near as persuasive as Habermas claims.
Habermas is a scholar who states there are minimal historical facts that all credible historians agree upon regarding the events of the death of Jesus Christ (see my blog on those facts here).
Let’s examine the challenge that the disciples lied about the stories in the Gospels…