Jesus Twin Theory Essay

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The resurrection of Christ is one of the largest hot button topics in the field of Christian Apologetics and the field of New Testament criticism. Dr. Gary Habermas, arguably the foremost voice on Christian Resurrection, said, “Over the last two years, I have tracked more than twelve hundred publications on the subject of the resurrection of Jesus. Each source appeared between 1975 and the present, with the vast majority written by critical scholars.” The article that this was quoted from was written in 2001, so think about how many more articles have been written on this topic. There are several different views on the resurrection, some of which are a tad more outlandish and faith based then the 2000 year old view that God the Father raised Christ his son from the grave. Swoon Theory has been around since the 19th century, and the Jesus-Twin Theory was developed in the 20th century, while some would argue the 2nd or 3rd century with the writing of the Gospel of Thomas. In …show more content…
First of all, Jesus-Twin Theory does not have the kind of explanatory power that it needs in order to explain all of the different supernatural aspects of Christ’s resurrection. The fact that Christ was attested to be raised into the heavens, walk through walls, appear in a locked room, yet still he ate food. This shows that Christ’s body was trans-physical. More-over the twin of Jesus would have had to have mimicked the wounds of Christ, which included nail piercings, a spear in the side, and his back would have been whipped 39 times. Another issue would be that the disciples would have been able to tell the difference between the twins, or the lookalike. The inner circle of Peter, James, and John would also most likely have known about the twin if he really did exist, and just like with the swoon theory, they would not have been willing to be tortured and put to death for a

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