“About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray. 29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. 30 Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. 31 They spoke about his departure,[a] which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem. 32 Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him. 33 As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what he was saying.) 34 While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and covered them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. 35 A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.” 36 When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone. The disciples kept this to themselves and did not tell anyone at that time what they had seen.”
Gary: That’s right. A group of first century Jews see and hear Moses and Elijah, the two greatest Jews in all of history, talking to Jesus, but decide to keep it quite…at least for awhile. Possible, but highly unlikely. But what is really odd is that John, one of the disciples allegedly present at this meeting with two dead men, REALLY keeps this story quite. John never says a word about this event in his gospel! Are we really to believe that any Jew would see Moses and Elijah with their own eyes and not think it important enough to mention in their own written story about the life of Jesus??
How much proof do Christians need to realize that most of this ancient tale is fiction?