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Did Jesus really Exists?

Did Jesus Realy Exist

The question of Jesus’ existence has been a topic of discussion for centuries. The historical and biblical evidence supports the existence of Jesus of Nazareth as a real historical figure. Notably, the New Testament offers the most comprehensive historical records about Jesus, detailing his life, teachings, death, and resurrection.

Biblical Evidence

From a Christian perspective, the Bible provides direct and indirect evidence of Jesus’ existence. Here are some pivotal verses:

  • John 1:14 (ESV): “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
  • Luke 2:1-7 details the circumstances around Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem during the time of Emperor Augustus, providing historical context.
  • 1 Corinthians 15:3-8 offers testimony to Jesus’ resurrection and appearances to his disciples and others, underscoring the foundational Christian belief in Jesus as a historical figure who died and rose again.

Three Main Takeaways

  1. Historical Reliability: The New Testament, especially the Gospels, provides a reliable historical account of Jesus’ life, teachings, miracles, death, and resurrection. These texts, written by Jesus’ contemporaries or their close associates, offer firsthand or near-firsthand testimonies.
  2. Impact on History: The existence of Jesus and his teachings have profoundly impacted world history, shaping cultures, ethics, laws, and the course of nations. The transformation in the lives of his followers and their willingness to face persecution and death for their belief in his resurrection speaks volumes about their conviction in the truth of what they witnessed.
  3. Foundation of Christianity: Jesus’ existence is not just a matter of historical record but is the cornerstone of Christian faith. The beliefs in his divinity, atoning death, and resurrection are central to Christian doctrine and practice. His teachings on love, forgiveness, and salvation continue to influence millions of believers worldwide.

In conclusion, both biblical and historical records affirm Jesus’ existence, and his life and teachings remain influential two millennia later.


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