Jesus, The Gospels, and The Telephone Game

Written by Mike Jantzen

If you’ve ever played the telephone game, you’ve probably had some funny, maybe even nonsensical results. We’ve all heard stories that were embellished and distorted in the retelling. It’s healthy to have some skepticism when it comes to outlandish sounding stories. The stories of Jesus and his miracles found in the Bible are quite spectacular and many would say unbelievable.

Is it possible that what the historical Jesus actually said underwent the telephone game phenomenon, causing the gospel records about Jesus to become unreliable? Is the telephone game comparison a fair and reasonable simile? This video discusses these questions from the basis of scholarly knowledge and rational argumentation.

Watch the next video: Did the Gospel Writers Make Up Stories About Jesus?

Check out the short film: “Borrowed Myths.”

Watch the entire Jesus Myths Series here.  Videos brought to you by FOCUS.

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