Did Jesus Really Exist?
Refuting the Jesus-Myth Hypothesis
In this lecture, Dr. Fernandes argues that the recent accusation that Jesus never really existed is itself a myth or fairy tale. Fernandes will show that the scholarly consensus, from both Christian historians and non-Christian historians, is that Jesus did in fact exist in the first-century AD and that He died by crucifixion. Internet atheists are losing any appearance of scholarly credibility when they claim that the early church invented Jesus by borrowing material from ancient mythology. Dr. Fernandes will refute the Jesus-myth hypothesis and show it to be mere wishful thinking on the part of historically uninformed atheists.
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About the Speaker:
Dr. Phil Fernandes is the president of the Institute of Biblical Defense, which he founded in 1990 to teach Christians how to defend the Christian Faith. He is also the pastor of Trinity Bible Fellowship in Silverdale, Washington, and teaches philosophy, world religions, theology, and apologetic's for CrossPoint Academy and the Imago Dei Institute (formerly Cascade Bible College).
Dr.Phil Fernandes has earned the following degrees: a Ph.D. in philosophy of religion from Greenwich University, a Master of Arts in Religion from Liberty University, and a Bachelor of Theology from Columbia Evangelical Seminary. Fernandes has debated some of America’s leading atheists (i.e., Dr. Michael Martin of Boston University, Jeff Lowder, Jim Corbett, and Dan Barker). He has lectured and debated in defense of the Christian world view at some of America’s leading universities.
Apologetics Symposium takes place the 1st Wednesday each month at Cedar Park Church in Bothell WA. The programs feature presentations from educators and scientists who are dedicated to defending the Bible. They are free to attend, and also available for viewing through live webcast or the recordings archived on our website.
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