Busted (8): The Question of Jesus and the Demoniac

Busted 1The story of Jesus and the demoniac, as told in Mark 5, Matthew 8, and Luke 8 is a familiar one in which Jesus encounters a man possessed by a large number of demons.  After a brief conversation, Jesus commands the “legion” to leave the man and enter a herd of nearby pigs.  These pigs then rush down a steep incline and drown in the sea below.

To Bible critics, this story is a potential gold mine.  Across these parallel accounts, they claim, we have both historical error and contradiction that clearly prove the Bible is neither inerrant nor even reliable. Continue reading