Since people have been saying there is no proof of God and creationism, I have decided to write this showing logically why God exists.
Out of all major world religious leaders, Jesus was the only one who actually claimed to be God, claimed he could give eternal life, claimed he could
give forgiveness at a future judgment and claimed that his teaching was for every person of all ages in the world.
The existence of Jesus is a fact. Either if you believe he is the Son of God or just an ordinary human, you cannot dispute the evidence that there
was a man named Jesus. There are historical documents from biblical times from respected non-Christian and anti-Christian writers and scholars that
refer to Jesus and his claim he was God.
Therefore since Jesus’ claim is an undeniable fact, he was either a liar, a madman, or was God. A claim to be God is the biggest claim anyone can
make. From the start Jesus taught he was sinless and offered anyone who followed him eternal life. If Jesus was lying he has deceived more people
than any other in the world’s history and would be labeled the world’s biggest liar. If Jesus was lying, he died for his lies. Would you die for
a lie? Historical records verify that Jesus was crucified and died, of these the Roman pro-consul Tacitus a very highly regarded historian who wrote
in Latin. Wouldn’t only a madman carry a lie to the horrible death of crucifixion when he could of got out of it by simply admitting his lie?
Psychiatrists and scholars from the past to present conclude from Jesus’ teaching and character his mind certainly was not unstable.
If Jesus was a madman he wouldn’t come back from the dead. But there were hundreds of people who witnessed his resurrection from the dead. If we
call Jesus a liar, then you would have to call these hundreds of people liars also. Just as Jesus died for his claim, hundreds of people also were
killed because they claimed to be eyewitnesses to Jesus’ resurrection. Would hundreds of people be willing to suffer torture and terrible deaths
while knowing it was all a lie?
Many eyewitnesses claimed that Jesus after his resurrection ate meals with them and spoke with them. These people are either telling the truth or
purposely making it up. Even some people opposing Jesus ended up believing. Saul of Tarsus (later called Paul) received great pleasure executing
Christians but after an encounter with Jesus after his resurrection he too became a follower and wrote many of the books of the New Testament. Paul
was beheaded because of his belief. Why would he do all this if it was a lie?
How can we trust the New Testament to be the truth?
If the bible is the inspired word of God we would expect it to be accurate. It also was mostly written by eyewitnesses. We posses such a large
number of manuscripts we can be certain the original text has been preserved. Also the time span from when the manuscript was written to the age of
the oldest currently available manuscript is only 25 years so there is only a very small chance of corruption in copying. The last two criteria are
used by scholars to gauge the accuracy of ancient manuscripts and in comparison to other ancient works the New Testament is deemed to be exceedingly
the most accurate. Over the 2000 years in which the New Testament has been around, no manuscript has ever been found with any alternative reading
that contradicts the New Testament.
Archaeology has verified the New Testament to be so accurate archaeologists use it as a guide in their work and no archaeological discovery has ever
refuted the Bible.
Over 2,000 prophecies in the Bible have been fulfilled.
There are unanswered questions, but the big picture is Jesus was telling the truth.
I used the book “Religion is for Fools!” by Bill Medley to help me write this.