The human being since its existence, and constant evolution faces diverse challenges and obstacles, some are small and others are so big that they can be considered too complex to solve or may be beyond our understanding.
By pure nature the human being need to believe in an objective or purpose for his life to make sense in this long journey called life otherwise, will feel empty in his existence.
Dear reader if you are like me and other people, then will come the day when you will stumble upon the most famous and important question that every human being has already done, sooner or later everyone will do this question, to define his (good or bad) life trajectory, and this question is:
Does God/Jesus Really Exist?
This question is of the utmost importance because believing in the existence of God and the passing of Jesus on earth means believing that there is something beyond our lives.
certain people and institutions defend theories of how man has evolved from primate ancestors, totally ignoring the idea of the existence of a being far superior to us, whom we call God.
In this publication I will not only give you reasons to believe that God is real, as I will also show you scientific evidences and proven by important people who have be part of our human history.
Now look closely at the following proofs and read carefully because these informations may be too strong for you and can change the way you view life, be ready:
The first archaeological proof of the existence of Jesus Christ is a limestone bone box which was then used to deposit the bones in the city of Jerusalem. The ossuary dates approximately 63 CE. and bears an Aramaic inscription reading “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus.”
For researchers in the subject the ossuary really deals with James, who was the brother of Jesus Christ.
Jewish Historian Josephus
“Now there was about this time, Jesus, a wise man” . This fact was reported by Jewish Historian Titus Flavius Josephus, born as Yosef ben Matityahu, was a first century Romano Jewish scholar, historian and hagiographer, who was born in Jerusalem then part of Roman Judea to a father of priestly descent and a mother who claimed royal ancestry.. In his Antiquities of the Jews, he reports:
“Now there was about this time, Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man, for he was a doer of wonderful works, a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure. He drew over to him both many of the Jews and many of the Gentiles. He was the Christ. And when Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal men amongst us, had condemned him to the cross, those that loved him at the first did not forsake him; for he appeared to them alive again at the third day; as the divine prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other wonderful things concerning him. And the tribe of Christians, so named from him are not extinct at this day (Antiquities of the Jews book 18 chapter 3, William Whiston translation, The Complete Works of Josephus, Kregal Publications, Grand Rapids Michigan, 1981, p. 379)”.
The Sacred Scrolls of the Scriptures
Another great find of archeology and that deals with the existence of Jesus Christ on Earth, are the Dead Sea Scrolls that were found in Israel in the 1940s. The Scrolls and papyrus founded were dated using the carbon-14 technique and confirmed that it’s from the time of Jesus Christ ( between 150 B.C. and 70 A.D) and refer in several points to a master of justice”.
The Works of Lucian of Samosata
Lucian of Samosata was a Greek writer and satirist known for his wit and sarcasm, who wrote, despite not being a Christian, throughout his whole life (second century) that Jesus Christ was worshiped by the Christian people, for he would have introduced several new teachings and had been crucified because of these same teachings. Read his own words below:
“The Christians, you know worship a man to this day the distinguished personage who introduced their novel rights, and was crucified on that account”
Another passage says: ” …it was impressed on them by their original lawgiver that they are all brothers, from the moment that they are converted, and deny the gods of Greece, and worship the crucified sage, and live after his laws”
Lucian of Samosata further says in his writings that among the principal teachings of Jesus Christ were fraternity, the importance of conversion, and that all should deny other gods except his father. He still says that Christians lived under the laws of Jesus, believed to be immortal and disdained of death.
This collection of Jewish religious writings was produced between the years 200 and 500. It makes it clear that even the enemies of Jesus believed in their existence. An excerpt from Talmud says that in the “Easter, Yeshu (Jesus) the Nazarene was hanged.” The story confirms this information ( from Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin 43a, Codex of Munich. also see John 19: 14-16 ).
Another paragraph says: “Let none of our children or students be ashamed in public as the Nazarene.” ( from Babylonian Talmud, Berakoth 17b, note, Codex of Munich.) Nazarene was a title given to Jesus according to the bible, see Luke 18:37.
Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (c.56 – c. 120 AD) was a senator , a historian of the Roman Empire, Roman pagan convict and is considered to be one of the greatest Roman historians. in his manuscript of Annals, (part XV), he wrote:
“But all human efforts, all the lavish gifts of the emperor, and the propitiations of the gods, did not banish the sinister belief that the conflagration was the result of an order. Consequently, to get rid of the report, Nero fastened the guilt and inflicted the most exquisite tortures on a class hated for their abominations, called “Chrestians” ( referring to Christians ) by the populace”.
“Christus ( referring to Christ ), from whom the name had its origin, suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilate, and a most mischievous superstition, thus checked for the moment, again broke out not only in Judaea, the first source of the evil, but even in Rome, where all things hideous and shameful from every part of the world find their center and become popular”.
Mara Bar Serapion
Mara Bar Serapion was a Syrian writer and was known to have provided one of the greatest non-Jewish and non-Christian references to the existence of Jesus Christ when he wrote a letter 40 years after the crucifixion where he encouraged his son to gain knowledge.
In this letter he uses various examples such as the philosophers Socrates and Pythagoras, as well as a “wise king” who had been executed by the Jews:
“What advantage did the Athenians gain from putting Socrates to death? Famine and plague came upon them as a judgment for their crime. What advantage did the men of Samos gain from burning Pythagoras? In a moment their land was covered with sand. What advantage did the Jews gain from executing their wise King? It was just after that their Kingdom was abolished. God justly avenged these three wise men: the Athenians died of hunger; the Samians were overwhelmed by the sea; the Jews, ruined and driven from their land, live in complete dispersion. But Socrates did not die for good; he lived on in the teaching of Plato. Pythagoras did not die for good; he lived on in the statue of Hera. Nor did the wise King die for good; He lived on in the teaching which He had given”.
Vitae Duodecim Caesarum ( The Twelve Caesars )
The Roman historian Suetonius wrote in an excerpt from the fifth book of the work “The Twelve Caesars”, more precisely in chapter XXV in which evokes the emperor Tiberius:
“Since the Jews constantly made disturbances at the instigation of Chrestus, he expelled them from Rome”.
Pliny The Younger Letters
Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundu (61 – c. 113) better known as Pliny the Younger , was a lawyer, author, and magistrate of Ancient Rome, and by writing a letter to the Emperor Trajan reported that:
“An anonymous document was published containing the names of many persons. Those who denied that they were or had been Christians, when they invoked the gods in words dictated by me, offered prayer with incense and wine to your image, which I had ordered to be brought for this purpose together with statues of the gods, and also cursed Christ , none of which those who are really Christians can, it is said, be forced to do these I thought should be discharged”.
“Others named by the informer declared that they were Christians, but then denied it, asserting that they had been but had ceased to be, some three years before, others many years, some as much as twenty-five years. They all worshipped your image and the statues of the gods, and cursed Christ. They asserted, however, that the sum and substance of their fault or error had been that they were accustomed to meet on a fixed day before dawn and sing responsively a hymn to Christ as to a god”
Celsus 2nd century Greek philosopher
Celsus lived in during the 2nd century, was a pagan philosopher and a fierce opponent of Christianity who wrote a scathing attack on Christianity in his treatise The True Word. In what is known to be the first comprehensive intellectual attack on Christianity, he tried to resolve why Jesus was able to perform miracles. The story is wild but the main point is that by trying to explain away the miracles of Jesus, he is actually affirming that they happened. a Christian theologian named Origen is refuting Celsus’ writings in the 3rd century, when Origen quotes passages for the purpose of refutation. The following is one such passage:
“Jesus had come from a village in Judea, and was the son of a poor Jewess who gained her living by the work of her own hands. His mother had been turned out of doors by her husband, who was a carpenter by trade, on being convicted of adultery with a soldier named Panthéra”.
“Being thus driven away by her husband, and wandering about in disgrace, she gave birth to Jesus, a bastard. Jesus, on account of his poverty, was hired out to go to Egypt. While there he acquired certain (magical) powers which Egyptians pride themselves on possessing. He returned home highly elated at possessing these powers, and on the strength of them gave himself out to be a god.”.
Fact recorded by a Samaritan historian named Thallus
This fact was originally recorded by a Samaritan historian named Thallus, who was alive at the same time Jesus was . He wrote a 3-volume history of the 1st-century Mediterranean world, which unfortunately no longer exists. But before his writings were lost, he was cited by another ancient historian, Julius Africanus ( The person in the image above ), in AD 221. Africanus described Thallus’ account of what happened during Jesus’ crucifixion:
“On the whole world there pressed a most fearful darkness; and the rocks were rent by an earthquake, and many places in Judea and other districts were thrown down.”
This darkness Thallus, in the third book of his ‘History’, calls, as appears to me without reason, an eclipse of the sun.
Yes you read it right I’m talking about the Bible / the sacred scriptures. at this moment you should be wondering what are the types of evidence related to God that the bible shows … well I actually tell you that there are many, it happens that goes unnoticed in the eyes of many but I will open your eyes on some topics. now read carefully, I repeat what you will read next will shock you, be prepared:
Have you ever heard of flat earth theory ? no? No worries, I’ll explain and summarize …
You have certainly learned in school since the infancy that planet earth has the spherical shape, and that maybe there are other planets that meet conditions to be inhabited or the possibility of existence.
Nothing wrong so far…until now, during the last few years there has been a growing number of people and researchers (self-taught) who contradict and affirm that the earth does not have the spherical shape but has a flat shape, and as if it were not enough, they say that its impossible to have other planets with lives, because in fact the space as we know is formed by water around the earth, in other words means, that our planet earth exists in the middle of a large air bubble ( atmosphere ) which allows our existence and outside that bubble only exists water in every cosmic corner.
Agencies and scientists of great renown have been saying that these statements are nothing short of a mistake. And indeed at the first sight seems a big misunderstanding. but dear reader, and if I told you that the Bible confirms the truthfulness of these statements that even space agencies reject !…. You do not believe?
Take your Bible and see with your own eyes the verses that I will reproduce below:
12- But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
13- When he thunders, the waters in the heavens roar; he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses.
6 – And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.”
7 – So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so.
8 – God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning, the second day.
9 – And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so.
10 – God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.
6 – he builds his lofty palace in the heavens and sets its foundation on the earth; he calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the land—the Lord is his name.
4 – Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies.
3 – The voice of the Lord is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the Lord is upon many waters.
2 Peter 3:5
5 – For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water.
Now you may be wondering if the Bible confirms the truth about these claims, so why space agencies, scientists and professors deny, saying that this is a misunderstanding.
Well … maybe the answer to this question is very simple According to the bible:
“The world lies in the evil one, you will know the truth and the truth you will set free.”
In other words, the goal of the hidden forces in this world is to make you (creature of God) deny the God’s creation, thus creating a separation between you and the all-powerful creator (which would lead you to perdition).
So dear reader I leave to you the reflection on this subject that we read here, remember God and Jesus in your day by day to be blessed with his light, presence.
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May God bless you, see you next time.