I believe the widely accepted notion of a "historical Jesus" to be unjustly founded. There is literally no historical evidence supporting the Bible's story of Jesus. All of the Gospels in the bible were written 40+ years after the 33 B.C.E death, they were written by unknown (likely multiple) authors, who could not have possible been alive during the same time Jesus would have lived. The gospels claim (I would quote the bible but I do not have one with me) that Jesus was known throughout all of the lands; however, there is not a single historical document written between 1 B.C.E and 33 B.C.E. that mentions ANYTHING about Jesus, including the major events that would have been recorded. (I.E. the slaying of the innocent, major earthquakes, a three hour solar eclipse)
I would like to hear the thoughts of others regarding this topic and, if true, what the implications regarding Christanity would be. Please, if you decide to respond leave faith out of the argument.
Jesus probably existed as a teacher and a healer. But as far as the son of god and miracle guy, not buying it.
@ts i think jesus did exist but during his era, there where lot of movements against rome empire ...two where crushed in times of jesus ...john the baptist was leader of one such movement....god's kingdom was not some spiritual term by revolution slogan...no other ruler than god theme...jesus like many young jews became part of movement....he was crucified for this act....thats end of story...
once jesus died , his followers created christ out of him...
Never thought of it that way. Jesus the Revolutionary. Yes he did spread the "word", but it was John the Baptist's "word". But was he as passive as the Bible depicts him as? Of course the Bible is so vague and full of metaphors and such it hard to decipher how much BS it really is. The early Christians under Roman occupation were instructed by their leaders to follow the Roman Law and pay their taxes. I guess they saw what happened to the Jews after they revolted 2 years after Jesus' death.
by Thom Carnes 14 months ago
I was talking to a couple of nice friendly neighborhood Jehovah's Witnesses yesterday (there's a Kingdom Hall just around the corner from where I live so I tend to get them quite frequently) and we eventually got on to the subject of the existence of Jesus Christ.They seemed somewhat taken aback...
by Lightbearer 4 years ago
Recently I came across some books that argue that Jesus was a myth and some others that say he was a historical person, I am inclined to go with the latter. My question is, 'Who was the historical jesus'?Was he a nonviolent preacher or was he a violent revolutionary, a prophet of doom? Was he a...
by Jeromeo 8 years ago
Some say the Bible can't be relied on to speak for God because it was written by man and It contaradicts itself.Can anyone point out; a specific instance(s) or passage(s) in the Bible that is contadictory, to another passaage or instance(s)?
by AKA Winston 6 years ago
Many claim that the gospels were written by the disciples of Jesus and the bible is the inerrant word of god - if that is so, then why do the gospels disagree when it comes to the day of the week and the time of day that Jesus died? For the record, one version says it was the day before...
by Dave Mathews 2 years ago
There exists in print, manuscripts of Holy Gospels one written by Thomas, and another written by Mary Magdelene. The Roman Catholic Church declares them as heresay and has forbidden these manuscripts to be transcribed, translated or incorporated into the Holy Word of God the Holy Bible. What is the...
by jomine 14 months ago
there is no evidence that jesus as a historical figure lived. is it not a myth then?
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