March, 2010 DEBATE: Dr. Bart Ehrman vs. Dr. Craig Evans

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri held a conference on “The Dead Sea Scrolls and Scripture”. Part of the attraction, on March 31, 2010, was a debate between two popular New Testament scholars, entitled “Does the Bible Misquote Jesus?”, a play on a 2005 New York Times, bestselling book “Misquoting Jesus” by one of the participants.  The following year, our other participant wrote a book of his own entitled “Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels“.

Watch closely if you want to see exactly who it is that is distorting the Gospels.

Dr. Craig Evans is the Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament and director of the graduate program at Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

Dr. Bart Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

This debate addressed 7 specific questions.

  1. Are the Gospels Reliable?
  2. Do the Gospels Accurately Preserve the Teachings of Jesus Christ?
  3. Do the Gospels Accurately Preserve the Activities of Jesus Christ?
  4. Do the Gospels Contain Eyewitness Tradition?
  5. Do Archeologists and Historians Use the Gospels as Sources?
  6. Have the Gospels Been Accurately Preserved Down Through the Centuries?
  7. Do Scribal Errors and Textual Variants Significantly Impact any Teaching of Jesus, or any Important Christian Teaching?

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4 thoughts on “March, 2010 DEBATE: Dr. Bart Ehrman vs. Dr. Craig Evans

  1. Talk to Korn, dude. He’s nuts, too. And Dylan, Cash, Muggeridge, Bart, Lewis, Jimbo Carter. U no? Straighten out them barefoot-pregnant fanatics. yo. Thanks dude.

    Posted by Bill Matthews | April 10, 2017, 3:05 pm
  2. Yo X, will you talk to Ermmie? Huh? Fraid he lost it man, u no what I’m sayin?

    See, “I was an altar boy every Sunday at the Episcopal church” in Lawrence, Kansas. He says as a sophomore in high school (p. 212), “I was born again.” On p. 213, Ehrman well defines a Christian as a person who believes Jesus “was the Christ of God and was determined both to accept the salvation he brought and to follow him.”

    Ehrman says (p. 171), “it simply is not true that I never had a personal relationship with Jesus. Quite the contrary: Jesus and I were very close, and for many years, He was my daily companion, comforter, guide, and teacher, as well as my Lord and Savior.”

    Talk to the dude, will ya dude? He’s freakin out, man. He had a relationship with some phantom dude, u no what i’m saying, dude? Then, he says that dude wasn’t God or nobody, but he keeps hittin it with, “yea, he was my Lord and savior” u no what im saying, dude?

    Posted by Bill Matthews | April 10, 2017, 3:02 pm
  3. Wow, Craig Evans quotes Bruce Metzger who says that he faith in Jesus was well placed. Thank you xcntrik for providing this fine debate to show me once again that faith in Jesus is well placed. May God bless you as you wrestle with the truth. Jesus is alive!

    Posted by Nathan Uttley | May 31, 2012, 5:25 am
    • I am always happy to help Christians who are struggling with their faith.. Have Jesus contact me directly. Messages relayed by those who have been told that they are following him by preachers will not suffice. Thanks.

      Posted by Xcntrik | May 31, 2012, 9:50 am

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