Evangelical Rift

Jeffery Jay Lowder has posted on the firing of New Testament scholar/apologist Michael Licona after his questioning of the resurrection of the saints as described in Matthew 27:  Upon the death of Jesus ---
The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many.
This is another example of attempting to defend the inerrancy of the Bible against the poor chances of a passage being literally historical..  Does it really makes sense that this passage is historically accurate?
  • What are the chance of the actual resurrection of the dead? ("Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." ~ paraphrased from several)
  • Even if this did happen, where are the extra-biblical accounts of such an extraordinary event?
The fact that Michael Licona was punished for critical thinking by fellow Evangelical says volumes about the mindset of Evangelical leadership.  It is this blogger's prediction that this is just the beginning of a major rift within the Evangelical community as fellow members of the group begin to think for themselves.  How refreshing that would be.

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