Exploring the Passion

History or Propaganda? - The Gospels

by Chris Lang


How do we know what actually happened at the crucifixion of Christ? Are the gospel accounts reliable? Some of the evidence that supports the reliability of the gospels include: 1) an ample number of extremely old manuscripts; 2) a consistent story between gospels; 3) evidence outside the gospels (from both ancient historians and archaeological findings); 4) a large early following; and 5) a crucified Messiah. Who is responsible for killing Jesus is also addressed.


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