Sometimes skeptics try so hard to debunk Christianity that they end up saying some really embarrassing things. A good example of is the common claim “Jesus never existed.”
People who say this have typically spent too much time reading sensationalist blogs than engaging in good scholarship.
Nearly every ancient historian and New Testament scholar, Christian or not, thinks this idea is bogus and for good reason. When you treat the historical Jesus with the same standards as you would with any other ancient figure (in other words, treat the case fairly) then the historical evidence for the existence of Jesus is enormously powerful by comparison.
If you are a Christian who takes their faith seriously, then listen to this podcast right now to learn how to intelligently answer this claim and help others see why the idea that “Jesus never existed” is not a position that deserves serious consideration.
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