Was Jesus completely fictional?
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May 25, 2019 / By Cora Question:
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Bertred | 2 days ago
The (Pagan) Roman historian and senator Tacitus referred to Jesus Christ, His execution by Pontius Pilate and the persecution of early Christians in Rome in his 109 AD work, "The Annals,"
"Consequently, to get rid of the report (that Nero started the great fire of Rome), Nero fastened the guilt and inflicted the most exquisite tortures on a class hated for their abominations, called Christians by the populace. Christus, from whom the name had its origin, suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilatus, and a most mischievous superstition, thus checked for the moment, again broke out not only in Judaea, the first source of the evil, but even in Rome, where all things hideous and shameful from every part of the world find their centre and become popular. Accordingly, an arrest was first made of all who pleaded guilty; then, upon their information, an immense multitude was convicted, not so much of the crime of firing the city, as of hatred against mankind. Mockery of every sort was added to their deaths. Covered with the skins of beasts, they were torn by dogs and perished, or were nailed to crosses, or were doomed to the flames and burnt, to serve as a nightly illumination, when daylight had expired."
Book 15, chapter 44 of "The Annals" by Tacitus, translated by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb http://classics.mit.edu/Tacitus/annals.1...
See also Magis Online Encyclopedia of Reason and Faith (Why Believe in Jesus?) http://magischristwiki.org/index.php?tit...
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All reputable scholars agree that Jesus existed. History is divided into B.C. and A.D. The date is 2014, commemorating the birth of Jesus over 2,000 years ago. The New Testament was written between about 45-95 AD by eyewitnesses and their close associates. If Christ didn't exist, there wouldn't be any Christianity. Also, there are many ancient writings outside of the Bible, by both non-christians and Christian that mention Jesus: Josephus, Tacitus, Pliny the Younger, Lucian, Ignatius, Ireneus, Clement, Jewish Talmud, Suetonius, Mara Bar Serapion, Origen, Thallus, etc....
And I might add, Jesus still exists, He is alive and well.
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Dick, what you think, and for that matter what I think does not matter. What matters is the Truth. If you are willing to pursue the Truth you will find that a person named Jesus (actually Yeshuah) existed when the Bible says that He existed. What does have eternal importance if who do you say that He is. Not rather He existed. Because His existence is more irrefutable than that of George Washington's or Barnum and Bailey's.
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I'll accept that the man did exist. I just don't believe that he had magical powers. He was brutally executed--crucifixion's not a pleasant way to go, and he certainly wouldn't have been the only one to be killed in that manner (at the time, it was the Romans' favored method of execution). Sorry to say, but he's been dead ever since, and he's not coming back.
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There's a book about him called "the Bible". People either choose to believe it or they don't. The joys of free will. Enjoy it while it lasts.
1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
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