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October 27, 2012

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Q: How can we know Jesus existed?

A: The Bible is God’s Word, and since God cannot lie, we know that His Word is true. The Old Testament prophesied that Jesus would come, and the New Testament tells us a great deal about His life, ministry, and death. Therefore, we can be absolutely certain that He did exist.

This truth is confirmed by the majority of scholarly historians. Consider the following statements from critical scholars (who have rejected the miraculous elements of Christ’s life):

Of course the doubt as to whether Jesus really existed is unfounded and not worth refutation. No sane person can doubt that Jesus stands as founder behind the historical movement whose first distinct stage is represented by the oldest Palestinian community. (Rudolf Bultmann)

To doubt the historical existence of Jesus at all . . . was reserved for an unrestrained, tendentious criticism of modern times into which it is not worthwhile to enter here. (Günther Bornkamm)

I am of the opinion (and it is an opinion shared by every serious historian) that the theory [“that Jesus never lived, that he was a purely mythical figure”] is historically untenable. (Willi Marxsen)

See more evidence of Jesus from the Bible and from history.

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Evolutionary medicine: Editorial exhorts veterinarians and physicians to embrace evolution.

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