Agree or Disagree: There is enough reason to believe Jesus never existed.
5 reasons to suspect that Jesus never existed. You might have seen this article. It is an article stating 5 reasons to suspect that Jesus never existed.
To review what the article's 5 reasons are that Jesus may not have existed, they are the following;
1.No first century secular evidence whatsoever exists to support the actuality of Yeshua Ben Yosef.
2.The earliest New Testament writers seem ignorant of the details of Jesus' life,which become more crystallized in later texts.
3.Even the New Testament stories don't claim to be first-hand accounts.
4.The gospels, our on accounts of a historical Jesus, contradict each other.
5.Modern scholars who claim to have real historical Jesus depict wildly wildly different persons.
I will let you look into the article for the reasons behind them.
Now, I know we have discussed aspects of these in a number of different conversations over the years. I also know many of you will disagree with the 5 reasons. You might look at certain theologians like Ravi Zacharais, Josh McDowell and C.S. Lewis as to reason why Jesus clearly existed.
For those who have kept reading, I would like to ask you some other questions.
Is it important that Jesus existed too you? Why or why not?
If Jesus didn't exist, what about the stories and teachings He shared? Do they lose significance? Or, do the meanings of the stories remain important?
I suspect this will be an interesting discussion.