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What About Jesus?
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Evidence for Jesus as the Son of God…
The first-century Jewish historian Flavius Josephus, who according to Ehrman “is far and away our best source of information about first-century Palestine,” twice mentions Jesus in Jewish Antiquities, his massive 20-volume history of the Jewish people that was written around 93 A.D.
Thought to have been born a few years after the crucifixion of Jesus around 37 A.D., Josephus was a well-connected aristocrat and military leader in Palestine who served as a commander in Galilee during the first Jewish Revolt against Rome between 66 and 70 A.D. Although Josephus was not a follower of Jesus, “he was around when the early church was getting started, so he knew people who had seen and heard Jesus,” Mykytiuk says.
There is nothing for Jesus for as any peasant there will be nothing left to dig up, however there is plenty of evidence for the N. T. being true and accurate.
Manuscripts: 5,500 for Greek New Testament partial or whole letters, 50 for Flavious Joesepheus, 660 for Homer Illiad (look up). Within 300 hundred years the whole New Testament was put together.
Messiah born in Bethlehem: Micah 5:2 Fulfilled Matthew 2:1, born of a virgin Isa. 7:14 Fulfilled Matthew 1:22-23, Messiah would be called Immanuel Isa. 7:14 Fulfilled Matthew 1:23, Spend time in Egypt, Hosea 11:1 Fulfilled Matthew 2:14-15. Will bring light to Galilee, Isa. 9:1-2 Fulfilled Matthew 4:13-16.
Is it reasonable to believe in Jesus?
First off, only one scholar says that Jesus never existed. The rest of the agnostic or atheistic scholars say that Jesus existed. They don’t believe in His claim to be messiah.
Consistency of His teaching witnessed by four men Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Christ’s life matched His teaching and continues to impact the world throughout history. Today there are over 2.6 billion Christians worldwide. Christianity is the largest “religious” group in the world.
What if Jesus was never born:
Napoleon said: “I search in vain in history to find the similar to Jesus Christ, or anything which can approach the gospel. . . . Nations pass away, thrones crumble, but the Church remains.”
Connection prayer: Thank you Lord for not only for revealing yourself in nature, but also revealing yourself in your son Jesus Christ. I now, with what faith I have, confess that you Jesus died on the cross for my sins, were buried, and rose from the dead on the third day. I take you as my Savior, Lord, and Leader. Please forgive me of my sins and thank you for your forgiveness. Help me to follow you all the days of my life. Amen
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