Released: May 25, 2019
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Is there evidence for Jesus Christ? Many atheists and people on the internet today try to argue that there is "no evidence for Jesus Christ". But this is disingenuous. They ignore all the evidence and spout off their incorrect assumptions.
1. Christians were willing to die for their beliefs Acts Tacitus Roman history from the first few centuries after Christ Fox's Book of Martyrs http://www.ccel.org/f/foxe/martyrs/fox101.htm http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Church_Fathers Timeline of Apostles' deaths Judas 30 Suicide, hanged himself James son of Zebedee 44 Beheaded by King Herod near Palestine/Judea Phillip 54 Impaled by iron hooks in his ankles and hung upside down to die Matthew 60 Arrested in Ethiopia; staked or impaled to the earth by spears and then beheaded James the less 62 Death at the hands of Ananias, thrown 100 ft from the pinnacle of the temple repeatedly , then beaten to death with clubs Paul 64 Beheaded Simon Peter 67 Crucified upside down Andrew 70 Crucifixion at the city of Patras in Achaea Thomas 70 Stabbed with a spear and died in India Bartholomew/Nathaniel 70 Martyred in Armenia, flayed to death with a whip Matthias 70 Replaced Judas Iscariot, stoned and then beheaded Thaddaeus/Judas/Jude 72 Crucified by the Magi in Persia Simon the Zealot 74 Crucified John 95 Natural death from old age. 2. Hundreds of early Christian writings http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/ acts of pilate NT matthew mark luke john james jude paul peter Ante-nicene authors/church fathers --apostolic-- Papias Clement of Rome MATHETES Polycarp Ignatius BARNABAS Papias Justin Martyr Irenaeus Hermas --greek-- Clement of Alexandria Origen Irenaeus of Lyons Athanasius of Alexandria Cappadocian Fathers John Chrysostom --latin-- Tertullian Cyprian Ambrose Jerome Augustine Gregory the Great Archko Volume http://www.thechristianidentityforum.net/downloads/Archko.pdf http://www.bibleprobe.com/archko.htm 3. Christian cult offshoots - Gnosticism 4. Few Roman histories of Jesus Himself? why do you think? The Romans wanted to minimize the effect of Jesus and His followers They would not have wanted to record the Christian movement, or the works of Christ However, Tacitus DOES record a small bit about Christ and the Christians