Have you ever heard people say “the Bible is full of contradictions!” If you haven’t then you probably haven’t talked about your faith very much. One of the best examples of a contradiction contained in the Bible are the very different accounts of the crucifixion and resurrection. Yesterday (Easter Sunday), we examined the story of the resurrection of Jesus Christ according to the Apostle Mark. I would quickly admit that the other accounts of the crucifixion and resurrection (Matthew, Luke and John) offer very different accounts of these events. So how do I resolve the varied accounts between Matthew, Mark, Luke and John? Do I simply mutter the tried and true “God said it I believe it that settles it?” No way!
Before we throw the doors wide open in examining the issues involved let’s pause to frame the issue with… Colbert.
BTW. The gentleman Steven is interviewing is Dr. Bart Ehrman (the “James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of New Testament”), from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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