Thinking of Jesus as a Man Isn’t a Theological Problem For Billions of Christians…
It isn’t a problem at all. What IS a problem, however, is manufactured, late, spurious ‘evidence’ suggesting Jesus had a wife or children or all the other nonsense for which there is NOT ONE shred of reliable, contemporaneous material. My erstwhile friend Dr Tabor is simply wrong.
Again, Christians don’t find the humanity of Jesus problematic. He was a man and according to Hebrews subject to all the feelings and desires of a man. But he was, the author continues, without sin.
The Church has always confessed that Jesus was simultaneously ‘fully God and fully man’. If Dr. Tabor rejects one or the other of those claims that’s his business; but to suppose or suggest that billions of Christians are in the camp of those who reject the humanity of Jesus is historically inaccurate.
Again, then, and as forthrightly as I can say it, Christians don’t have a problem with Jesus’ humanity. Our problem is with the peddlers of unsupported unsubstantiated theories foisted upon Jesus for the sake of the almighty dollar or public acclaim or both. We Christians do theology because we love the subject, not because we want to make a Discovery Channel special about the latest strangest weirdest theory that comes down the conspiracy loon pipeline.