I was recently asked to join an Instagram discussion on the person of Jesus and the truth of Christianity. A student had responded to a post which you can see here.
The first thing to recognize is that this post is a classic example of the genetic fallacy. You cannot discredit a view based on where it came from. You must attack the arguments of the view.
The conversation turned from evidence for God to Jesus and the author of the post claimed, “the story of Jesus is just a recycled story borrowed from about a dozen and a half ‘saviors’ that came before him.” Is this true?
See my conversation below and check out my video where I give three responses to his claim.
Ryan Pauly is the founder and president of Think Well. He speaks around the country, hosts conversations on YouTube, and teaches Historical Christian Doctrine and Apologetics, Comparative Religions and Worldviews, and Philosophy of Ethics at a Southern California High School. He is field guide for the MAVEN immersive experiences and is a Stand to Reason affiliate. Ryan holds a Master's degree in Christian apologetics from Biola University, a certificate in science apologetics from the Reasons Institute, and is working on his doctorate in ministry from Talbot School of Theology. Ryan discusses a wide range of apologetics and cultural issues relating to students through writing, videos, speaking, podcast, and radio.