Wednesday, February 15, 2006

The Horns of the Trilemma

The Trilemma says that Jesus was either A) Lord, B) liar, or C) lunatic. Others add to the Trilemma, saying that D) maybe Jesus never existed, that E) He was a good teacher but merely human, that F) He was misinterpreted, or that G) He never claimed to be Lord.

A) The evidence for the first option is overwhelming and is outlined throughout this site. (see E below)
B) The claims that Jesus was a liar do not stand up to scrutiny; e.g. the bogus Da Vinci Code claims.
a. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/02/davinci-code-by-dan-brown-is-best.html
b. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/02/claim-that-jesus-married-and-had-kids.html
C) Jesus was not a lunatic. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/02/holtz-says-that-jesus-had.html
D) Jesus existed and the Gospels portray Him accurately. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/01/new-italian-court-case-over-existence.html
E) Jesus is God the Son, not a mere human. He is unique among religious figures.
a. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/01/one-objection-to-christianity-is-jesus.html
b. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/02/holtz-says-that-jesus-had.html
c. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/01/christianity-is-one-true-religion.html
d. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/01/biblioskeptics-cite-true-doctrine.html
F) Jesus is clearly the Messiah, and gave His disciples many good reasons for believing so.
a. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/02/judaism-is-wrongly-anti-trinitarian.html
b. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/01/biblioskeptics-like-holtz-often-say.html
c. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/02/non-christian-resurrection-claims-must.html
d. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/01/another-objection-to-resurrection-is.html
e. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/01/one-objection-to-christianity-is-jesus.html
f. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/01/christianity-is-one-true-religion.html
g. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/02/non-christian-resurrection-claims-must.html
G) Jesus claimed to be God the Son and proved His claims true. http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/01/one-objection-to-christianity-is-jesus.html