Friday, February 13, 2015

On the Importance of Historical Accuracy

From the thoughtful Craig Blomberg:
Christians may not be able to prove beyond a shadow of doubt that the Gospels are historically accurate, but they must attempt to show that there is a strong likelihood of their historicity.
( Craig L. Blomberg, The Historical Reliability of the Gospels, 2nd ed. [Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP Academic, 2007], 36.)
Christianity is a historical faith. If Jesus did not actually rise from the dead, then there is not much point to it.