Last summer, a student I know attended a camp. At the beginning of the first lecture, a college professor impersonated a New Age college professor. Advancing through the classroom, he challenged the students, questioning what they believed and why. Of the 183 teenagers and adults, no one was able to defend the faith. The question of Jesus’ existence raises a lot of doubt. However, there is proof of Jesus in the Bible, other historical documents, and the lives of believers.
Firstly, the Bible provides evidence for the existence of Jesus. Many do not believe in the Bible, because they do not know the accuracy of it. The number of mistakes between translations and copies of the Bible is much lower than those of other ancient texts. Also, prophecies in the Bible have been fulfilled in recent years.
Secondly, historical documents offer proof of the Christ. Tranquillas, Josephus, and many others wrote of Jesus, His crucifixion, followers, and contemporaries. The descriptions of events in the Gospels, such as Herod’s order for the murder of male children, have been recorded in other historical texts.
Thirdly, the lives of Christians testify to the life of Jesus. It is easy to find evidence for healed illnesses, restored marriages, and changed lives. Franklin Graham, son of the famous evangelist, rebelled in his youth, carousing and being expelled from schools. In his 20’s, Graham repented and became an evangelistic relief worker. He is now CEO of Samaritan’s purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.1
In conclusion, the Bible, historical documents, and Christian lives offer evidence for the existence of Jesus. Doubt of His life is causing havoc in the lives of people around the world. Dr. Al Mohler said: “The most basic contours of American culture have been radically altered. The so-called Judeo-Christian consensus of the last millennium has given way to a postmodern, post-Christian, post-western cultural crisis,...