Filmed yesterday at Speakers Corner. Christian evangelist Richard concedes that the gospel of John does not give us the historical words of Jesus, but is in fact a highly interpreted account created by John. This is the consensus view of New Testament scholars (Christian & non-Christian) around the world. This being so, it poses a huge challenge to Christian evangelism which relies so heavily on the Gospel of John. If the historical Jesus did not say the ‘I am’ statements attributed to him, can Christians in good conscience continue to pretend he did? Furthermore, I suggest that the Church’s pastors, priests and ministers who know these things fail to pass on the truth of the gospels to their congregations. This is an intellectual scandal. Richard does not disagree.
The gospel truth about Jesus