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Dead people walking through Jerusalem


Christian apologists when trying to authenticate their faith often appeal to the historical method, they argue that the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus is proven to be true when using the historical method, and thus their faith is also proven.

In light of this, we will turn the historical method against them by bringing up an incident that is recorded in the New Testament. According to the NT, the following took place after Jesus was killed:

Matthew 27: 50-53:

Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,  And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many

So according to the Gospel of Matthew, graves being were opened up, and the dead people inside the grave came out and walked into Jerusalem.

Now this is obviously a major incident, you have dead people rising from their graves and walking through Jerusalem, so obviously such a major event like this would have been recorded, after all it happened at the same time as Jesus’ resurrection which was recorded.

Yet when we look for any sources outside the Gospel of Matthew, we find not a single source that records these events, not even the other Gospels. In simple terms, this incident completely fails the historical method, now if the historical method is good enough to prove the Bible, then by the standard of consistency, it is good enough to disprove the Bible when the Bible clearly fails the historical method.

We need to make it clear, we are using the criteria established by Christian apologists, and the criteria they have used is the historical method, thus if something is disproven by their own method and criteria, then it also disproves the Bible.

The problem now is that Christian apologists are not willing to remain consistent, they simply ignore the fact that this incident fails their own criteria, and thus disproving their own book. What this effectively shows is that they’re simply making the rules up as they go along to suit their own agenda. 


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