Jesus' Birth

Thailand
October 26, 2012 7:54am CST
Which one if any of the Bibles four Gospels tell the true history of the birth of Jesus? What parts of the stories told represent the true historical event? de omnibus dubitandum
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@mythociate (15387)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
26 Oct 12
Faithfully, all of `em. But really, probably Mark (which I think leaves out the resurrection & the virgin birth ... according to http://www.probe.org/site/c.fdKEIMNsEoG/b.4219709/k.1527/Why_Does_Marks_Gospel_Omit_the_Resurrection_and_the_Virgin_Birth.htm anyway); because the Nativity of Jesus & the 'fact' that He is "of the seed of King David" is only to align 'the gospel-truth He preached' with the prophecy of the salvation He brought.
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• Thailand
26 Oct 12
Mark is the one gospel that doesn't tell the story. The other three tell substantially different stories. They can not all be historically true. de omnibus dubitandum
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• Thailand
26 Oct 12
I need to make a correction here. John does no tell the birth story. de omnibus dubitandum
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@1hopefulman (28612)
• Canada
26 Oct 12
They are all true, though some add some details and some omit some. You have four different reporters and each one has a different perspective. The facts are the same!
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• Thailand
27 Oct 12
Only two tell the story so we have two writers using different sources to tell two stories with details that go far beyond details. One example is the trip to Egypt. Matthew who seems to be attempting to equate Jesus with Moses tells the story but Luke does not. In stede Luke has them travel to Jerusalem. The facts are not the same. de omnibus dubitandum
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• Thailand
27 Oct 12
I am not trying to criticize the Bible here. As a non-Christian who has an interest in the Bible as a historical record I am trying tests that I would apply to any other historical document. I do believe that there was a historical Jesus and I am attempting to sort out what is fact and what is tradition. de omnibus dubitandum
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@1hopefulman (28612)
• Canada
29 Oct 12
They all wrote with different objectives so not all needed to repeat every single event. Each had their own particular angle.
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@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
26 Oct 12
All the four Gospels tell the true history of the birth of Jesus. The Scripture is God breathed and the writers are guided by the Spirit of God when they wrote it.
• Thailand
27 Oct 12
Only two of the gospels tell the story of Jesus' birth and the stories they tell are different enough that they can not both be true. de omnibus dubitandum
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
26 Oct 12
This should be so, so, obvious! Why would one description of the event be true, when the others are not? This is God's word is it not? Has God been caught in a lie before? This being the case, all the stories are true, with not a single word of a lie included. Get with it boys! Get down on your knees and beg for forgiveness!
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• Canada
30 Oct 12
Most of the best-loved verses read at Christmastime come from the book of Luke.