From the Arizona State University State Press, February 21, 1986, vol. 68, no. 91.

Christian claims on Bible conflict in gospels


There go the Christians again, making unsubstantiated claims about the Bible. Bruce Lundquist says in his letter that the "translations of today are still the inerrant Word of God as they have been since they were written down almost 2000 years ago (Feb. 12)."

This belief is easily refuted. For example, Matthew, Mark and Luke say that Simon the Cyrene carried the Cross up to Golgotha, but John says that Jesus did. The resurrection accounts of the gospels differ on the number of discoverers of the empty tomb, how many angels there were and who arrived first.

In searching for the historical Jesus, such sources as the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Gnostic Gospels, the Apocrypha, the Pseudoepigrapha and the Kabbalah give quite a different answer to the question of who Jesus was than what fundamental[ist] Christians believe.

Jim Lippard
Junior, Computer Science