Overwhelming Evidence

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I think the evidence is just so overwhelming that Jesus existed, that it’s silly to talk about him not existing. I don’t know anyone who is a responsible historian, who is actually trained in the historical method, or anybody who is a biblical scholar who does this for a living, who gives any credence at all to any of this.

—Bart D. Ehrman,
Agnostic scholar

Remarkable Historical Credentials

jesus_300There exists no document from the ancient world witnessed by so excellent a set of textual and historical testimonies, and offering so superb an array of historical data on which the intelligent decision may be made. An honest [person] cannot dismiss a source of this kind. Skepticism regarding the historical credentials of Christianity is based upon an irrational bias.

–Dr. Clark Pinnock

Historical Evidence

01Do you believe in the existence of Socrates? Alexander the Great? Julius Caesar? If historicity is established by written records in multiple copies that date originally from near contemporaneous sources, there is far more proof for Christ’s existence than for any of theirs.

–Dinesh D’Souza,
What’s So Great About Christianity

Astounding Historical Support

Christ A13BWith respect to Jesus, we have numerous, independent accounts of his life in the sources lying behind the Gospels (and the writings of Paul) — sources that originated in Jesus’ native tongue Aramaic and that can be dated to within just a year or two of his life (before the religion moved to convert pagans in droves). Historical sources like that are pretty astounding for an ancient figure of any kind. […] the claim that Jesus was simply made up falters on every ground.

–Bart Ehrman,
Agnostic scholar

Ignoring Evidence is Inexcusable

Christ 5Of course the reasons are legion why people may reject the claims of Jesus Christ on their lives. They may be unwilling to give up things that displease God and to allow him to change their ways. They may be too proud to admit their need of forgiveness. They may be too interested in their own concerns to give him any attention. They may care too much what others might think if they became followers of Jesus. However, it would be foolish to reject him on the grounds that the historical evidence is unreliable. We cannot be excused for ignoring evidence.

–Dick Tripp

Historical evidence

Christ 1Do you believe in the existence of Socrates? Alexander the Great? Julius Caesar? If historicity is established by written records in multiple copies that date originally from near contemporaneous sources, there is far more proof for Christ’s existence than for any of theirs.

–Dinesh D’Souza,
What’s So Great About Christianity