Self-Attesting Scripture

“Modern skeptical historians are saying we must leave it. All our information about Jesus is supernaturalistic, they are saying; therefore, all our information about Jesus is uncertain. We can never disentangle the real Jesus from the beliefs of his earliest followers. The only Christ we really know is the supernatural Christ of Jesus’s earliest followers. We can never rediscover the portrait of the real Jesus. Are you afraid of skepticism like that? I am not afraid of it a bit. It is easily refuted by a mere reading of the Gospels. I beg you just to read the Gospels for yourselves, my friends, and then ask yourselves whether the person here presented to you is not a living, breathing person. The extreme skepticism of the day will always be refuted by common sense.” -J. Gresham Machen, The Person of Jesus: Radio Addresses on the Deity of the Savior

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