BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW: Argument from the Historical Record (Part 1)

Today, we’re talking about evidence from the historical record. Jesus Christ is indisputably the most significant figure in history – after all, His life is the reason we have a B.C. and an A.D.! Yet, some skeptics still refuse to acknowledge that He was even a historical person, let alone the Son of God. They are unmoved despite the clear record of the Gospel writers, where not only Jesus’ life but His times are described in vivid detail. Names of cities and government officials, as well historical events are all well-documented and consistently verified by archeology.         

But the historicity of Jesus is also evidenced by secular writings. In 100 A.D., Jewish historian Josephus noted Jesus’ Judean ministry. In 112 A.D., Pliny the Younger, a Roman governor, mentioned Jesus in writing about Christian believers. In 115 A.D., Roman historian Tacitus described Jesus’ death on the cross by Pilate.  

What else does the historical record tell us? We’ll discuss that another time. Until then, for more information, go to  Stay bold!

Carl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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