Lying, Aliteration Limiting Lewis… again
She said that “The words of Jesus in the New Testament gave no excuses to allow Him to be anything other than ‘lunatic, Liar or Lord'”
My response on her post follows:
“The problem is that you can’t take what is written in the nt ‘as the words of jesus’ at face value. All four Gospels that we have, others were written and excluded by the early church, disagree in areas of content and context. They were written at different times, by different people, no… not the disciples or apostles… just can’t be proven and they don’t make such a claim for themselves, and written for different purposes and with different perspectives and agendas.
You ‘believe’ and have ‘faith’ that these are the actual words of jesus, but there is actually no way to ‘know’ that to be the case at all. And even more reason and evidence to believe the exact opposite.
Lunatic, Liar, Lord? Why just the three options? How about… Legend, Literary Creation, Liturgical Religious Myth? These would be more in line with the evidence for the Jesus of the NT. -kia”
You see, Faith is believing and trusting even without Evidence, and sometimes against all evidence to the contrary.
What would you have told her?