Saturday, April 17, 2010
The 1.6% solution
1.6% of the North American population are divided on the subject of Jesus. Some say that He never existed. Some say He did exist. Regardless they are unified on this. Jesus was not God and what we have recorded about Jesus is all lies. These people actually believe that evil men, liars, deceivers, con artists in the extreme invented the accounts that we have of Jesus. They wrote these accounts in such a way that today billions of people worship Him and 100's of millions would die for Him. These evil men wrote a story, the message of which is basically this, We must deny our sinful natures, repent of our sins, and follow Jesus to the point of loving our enemies, Doing good to those who hate us, Praying for those who persecute us, Thinking of others more highly than ourselves, Losing our lives so that we may gain them. This, from depraved souls. In fact, as has been said, “It would take more than a Jesus (not less) to invent a Jesus. Nothing about the message that Jesus taught comes naturally to the mind of humans, anywhere. Despite the obvious ludicrous nature of the supposition, this 1.6% of the population still maintains their implausible position, not because of the evidence but in spite of the evidence. They must do this or their world-view will collapse.