WHAT DO YOU THINK: Are There Contradictions In The Gospels?

Reading the accounts in the four Gospels of the Easter Sunday discovery that the tomb of Jesus was empty prompts questions about the reliability of the New Testament, thanks to what appear to be variations or even outright contradictions in the details.

Law enforcement investigator Jimmy Wallace (Screenshot from YouTube).

Matthew says, for example, that “after the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.” But Mark reports that “When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body.”

Some read these accounts, note the apparent differences and then conclude that Matthew and Mark aren’t credible because of their different details in describing the same event.

But what would somebody say about that approach who is experienced at sorting out differing details reported by witnesses to serious crimes? Jimmy Wallace, like his father, Cold-Case Christianity’s J. Warner Wallace before him, makes his living in law enforcement doing just that. Check out the following video for his fascinating assessment:


Author: Mark Tapscott

Follower of Christ, devoted husband of Claudia, doting father and grandfather, conservative lover of liberty, journalist and First Amendment fanatic, former Hill and Reagan aide, vintage Formula Ford racer, Okie by birth/Texan by blood/proud of both, resident of Maryland. Go here: https://hillfaith.blog/about-hillfaith-2/

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