Cut on the Bias quotes from a Ronald Reagan apologetic, written in 1978:
Reagan’s logic here is terrible. First of all, he’s assuming that the account of events in the New Testiment is necessarily accurate – but there’s no reason (aside from religious faith) to make that assumption. Secondly, even assuming the NT’s general accuracy, there’s an obvious third possibility besides “messiah” and “charlatan” – Jesus might have been sincere but mistaken about who he was.
Susanna compares Reagan’s logic to C.S. Lewis, but I have a hard time imagining Lewis putting forth an apologetic this unsophisticated. Reagan’s work seems more comparable to Josh McDowell’s.
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