I have issued an invitation to Debate an important issue with “Amateur Exegete.” This person was not able to meet the challenge of proving that the New Testament Gospels were written late in the first century, by non-eyewitnesses. This is my second challenge for a similar claim made by “Counter Apologia,” who has made the same claims and also refuses to answer my request for evidence to prove their argument.
As stated previously, I often find many interesting debates on my Twitter feed from many intelligent atheists and other critics of God and the Bible. On occasion I find persons who are all talk, but unable to provide actual evidence to support their assertions.
This person, who uses the alias: “Amateur Exegete,” has repeatedly stated that other scholars have proven that the Gospels of Christ were written late in the first century, by non-eyewitnesses. I asked this person to provide the actual evidence that these other scholars have included with their statements to prove these claims are true.
Not once has this critic provided any evidence. Instead, this person has resorted to one of the oldest tactics used by a challenger in a debate, when they cannot impeach the arguments of their opponent; to turn and attack the opponent personally.
When a critic is unable to provide the requested evidence, or cannot refute their debate adversary, they look for a reason to attack their adversary personally, in order to deflect the attention away from the real issue: they don’t know the answer, or cannot provide the evidence.
I am challenging this critic; Amateur Exegete, to a public debate here at my website, so that we can have the required space to adequately write our arguments and impeachments.
If Ben does not accept my invitation to debate, I will know, as well as all others, that this person does not have the ability to defend the late-date writing of the Gospels, written by non-eyewitnesses.
If you accept my invitation, Counter, and are able to provide the requested evidence, not in a link, but by your own written words in the form of a comment at the end of this post, then I will answer you and we can settle this matter. If you do not, I will know that you cannot impeach the Gospels because there is no evidence to do so.
Ben, of Amateur Exegete, Has Refused To Debate The Issues That He Asserted Could Be Proven
There will be no debate because there is no evidence to prove the Gospels were written late in the 1st century, or the writers were not eyewitnesses. Ben has resorted to a common tactic of atheists unable to support their assertions, excuses for why he cannot debate. The request was simple: If you can prove these assertions, place your evidence at the end of this article in the comments section and I will answer your arguments.
We are still waiting for this evidence…
UPDATE: June 15, 2022. Ben has decided that the following will be his scholarly answer to my challenge for debate. The following was sent to me by one of my readers who read this on Ben’s Twitter Feed:
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