Sunday, January 15, 2006

Biggest Waste of Time: Court Case On the Question of Jesus' Existence

Jesus of Nazareth never existed

The new Italian court case over the existence of Jesus is a half-baked farce. Jesus Christ existed. [1] Flavius Josephus, Tacitus, Suetonius, Thallus, Pliny the Younger, Emperor Trajan, Hadrian, Talmud, Toledoth Jesu, Lucian, Mara Bar-Serapion, the Gospel of Truth by Valentinus, the Apocryphon of John, the Gospel of Thomas, the Treatise on Resurrection, the Acts of Pontius Pilate, and Phlegon confirm the following teachings about Christ of the New Testament Gospels [2]:
1) Jesus was from Nazareth;
2) He lived a wise and virtuous life;
3) He was crucified in Palestine under Pontius Pilate during the reign of Tiberius Caesar at Passover time, being considered the Jewish King;
4) He was believed by his disciples to have been raised from the dead three days later;
5) His enemies acknowledged that He performed unusual feats they called 'sorcery';
6) His small band of disciples multiplied rapidly, spreading even as far as Rome;
7) His disciples denied polytheism, lived moral lives, and worshiped Christ as Divine.
[1] a.
[2] Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics [Norman L. Geisler, 381-385]