This is a long argued story. The history of Jesus has been challenged for most of the last century or two.
But, for the previous 1800 to 1900 years, there was not argument about him being real.
Caesars believed he was real. Several Emperors even believed in him as Lord and God.
So, this modern ‘skepticism’ is really an exercise in futility.
It is like me telling someone, “Your grandparents never lived.”
They would look at me like I am crazy. But, because so much modern thought is ‘mystic’ rather than ’empirical,’ it passes as ‘reasonable’ thought.
But, ’empirical’ is the base of ‘modern’ thought isn’t it? If I cannot touch something, I am supposed to not believe in that thing.
This is the big part of the modern arguments for ‘Evolution’ and the ‘Big Bang.’ The ’empirical’ ‘evidence’ is what is used to say that Evolution is better than Creation Theory.
Notice the battle of the words there? The real battle is in the thoughts, not in what we can touch.
NO ONE has ever seen the Big Bang. Not even close. Although they claim they are trying to at CERN. NO ONE has ever touched Evolution from an Ape to a Man.
Not even close.
But, a true historic event really does stand between believing in Evolution and not believing in Evolution.
The Jesus story lends powerful credence to the Creation story. The story man has believed for thousands of years. Around 3400, to be more exact.
Tens of thousands of years.
If Evolutionists, and their fellow ‘scholars,’ the re-constructionists are correct, and Moses built his story on older stories, then the story of Creation might be truly tens of thousands of years old.
Isn’t it ironic?
They claim that their fictional stories are tens of thousands of years old, both for the Creation and for Jesus.
But, there is real evidence for the history of Moses and Jesus, and no history for their fictional ‘replacement stories.’
If there is supposed to be a better fiction upon which these two stories were built, then why don’t we HAVE them?
I have read most of the Enuma Elish, Gilgamesh, and many of the Egyptian myths.
The people telling stories based on these ‘myths’ have not read the stories.
I have not read many of the alternate ‘myths’ about Jesus. Because, they are all RECENT.
The more ancient ‘stories’ about Jesus are different. They are more like children’s fables. But, they do not show Jesus as just a man, or as a non-existent deity. They do support Jesus as a true and historical man.
And the best evidence shows that Jesus was crucified by the Romans.
Roman Emperors believed this history.
So, why the sudden discussion of the ‘real’ Jesus?
Because Jesus has power. And whenever something has real power, the imitators want some of that power for themselves. And they try to borrow, steal, or replace.
Those who claim to be part of the legitimate Christian ‘Priesthood,’ but are not part, borrow. Female Priests and Pastors. Gay Priests and Pastors. These borrow, and some start to cross into the next arena.
Some steal from Jesus. The Mormon Church does this. They take the Jesus of History and change him into their god. They try to steal his story and make their story.
Others try to replace Jesus. Some are like the Mormon Church and try to replace him with another god. Muslims are like this. So, are the ‘modern’ so-called ‘scholars’ who say the historic Jesus never lived, or was inaccurate. They try to replace the REAL Jesus with an imitation, or even remove him from history.
So, is Jesus real?
Do you believe in Jesus? I do not know. Nor, do I know how you believe in Him.
But, I do believe in Jesus. How? He is my Lord and my God.
Like Doubting Thomas said, “My Lord and My God.”
He converted from doubt to belief.
You may also convert from doubt to belief. I pray you do.
What do you think about Jesus?