Did Jesus actually exist? Is there actually historic proof?
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Dave: Did Jesus actually exist? In our last Truth Shot we pointed out that even Christopher Hitchens, the famous atheist believed so.
Jeff: That’s right, Dave. But he’s not the only one.
Dave: Who else? I mean besides you!
Jeff: What? I don’t count?
Dave: Not for this!
Jeff: Alright. There’s a number of ancient historians – non-Christian historians – who record events surrounding Jesus.
Dave: And it’s important to note that they weren’t Christian, so we know they weren’t biased.
Jeff: Right! One of them, for instance, was a first century historian named Tacitus. He was born about 55 A.D.
Dave: What did he say about Jesus?
Jeff: Well, he talks about Christus, that’s the Latin name for Christ, who suffered “the extreme penalty” (that would be the crucifixion) of death under Pontius Pilate.
Dave: Which is actually what the Bible described!
Jeff: Yep… he even refers to the belief that Jesus had risen from the dead. Of course he calls it superstition because he wasn’t a Christian, but…
Dave: But, it is good confirmation for Jesus’ existence
Dave: More on this, next time!