There is NO evidence for Jesus of Nazareth

There's no pretty good independent evidence for even the mundane claims about Jesus (such as that he existed).

There is not extraordinary evidence for any of the divine/miraculous stuff in the NT documents

You have probably heard this before. People quoting some professor or philosopher that claims there is no evidence for Jesus of Nazareth. Pastor J have been taking us through some evidences about this topic. Please refer to some of his previous posts. This week Dr. Craig received a question that has to with exactly that. 

If you have any questions, please contact myself or pastor J and we will try our best to answer you in a timely manner. And now here's the question:

In his blog, atheist philosopher Stephen Law formulated the following skeptical argument against Jesus' existence:
1. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. In the absence of extraordinary evidence there's excellent reason to be skeptical about the claims.
2. There is not extraordinary evidence for any of the divine/miraculous stuff in the NT documents.
3. Therefore (from 1 and 2), there's excellent reason to be skeptical about those extraordinary claims.
4. Where testimony/documents combine both mundane and extraordinary claims, and there's excellent reason to be skeptical about the extraordinary claims, then there's pretty good reason to be skeptical even about the mundane claims, at least until we possess some pretty good independent evidence of their truth.
5. The NT docs combine extraordinary and mundane claims about Jesus.
6. There's no pretty good independent evidence for even the mundane claims about Jesus (such as that he existed).
7. Therefore (from 3, 4, 5, and 6), there's pretty good reason to be skeptical about whether Jesus existed.
I'd like to know your opinion about this argument. I think a number of premises are problematic, both philosophically and historically. For example, premise 6 seems to be false on pure historical grounds (independent sources, even outside the NT, attest Jesus' crucifixion, which implies his existence. And certainly the crucifixion is a pretty "mundane" claim, in Jesus' time).
Best regards,
Mary
Venezuela

Read more: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/stephen-law-on-the-non-existence-of-jesus-of-nazareth#ixzz1t4Yxtxpq