If Universal Reconciliation is True, the Apostles’ Martyrdoms Were in Vain

The Christian version of universalism is the belief that everyone will eventually receive salvation, no matter their actions while on earth and beliefs about Jesus. Universalism can be distinguished from traditional Western views on Christianity in that it extends the time for humans to repent to after death. In other words, this view agrees that …

Ehrman, Ra and Carrier Are Mistaken: Early Christian Martyrs Did Not Have Mass Hallucinations

I have encountered numerous atheists or agnostics such as Richard Carrier (“Empty Tomb: Jesus Beyond the Grave”), Aron Ra (via YouTube and Twitter), and Bart Ehrman (“How Jesus Became God”) who posit that early Christian disciples, such as Peter, Paul, James, Mary Magdalene, and John, had “mass hallucinations.” They often admit that these early Christians …