I have previously issued an invitation to Debate an important issue with “Pot Pie Apologist.” 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: “Counter Apologia,” 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; Counter Apologia, to a public debate here at my web site, so that we can have the required space to adequately write our arguments and impeachments.
If Counter Apologia 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.
Counter Apologia 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. Counter Apologia 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: January 21, 2020
Never imagine that being faithful to Christ and defending the truth of His Gospel will not have a fruitful outcome. Today I have the great joy of updating this post to tell you that Counter Apologia has returned to Jesus!
We all struggle with our faith. There are many things in life that can cause us to have doubts, even fall away. When a person returns to Jesus after falling away and continues to follow Him, they show that the were really a true believer all along.
Jesus said in John 17 that all of us who trust in Jesus and stay with Him for all of our life, though some may fall away for a time, they are the ones who were given to Jesus by the Father, forever, and we were always His.
I rejoice in Jesus who has brought back this dear brother and we all praise His Holy name for this great news!
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