Originally posted by NaptownBrown
reply to post by Starchild23
Here is my proof: Thousands of years of ancient Hebrew prophecy regarding the Messiah fulfilled exactly as had been predicted. Thousands of years
before Jesus arrival, ancient Hebrew texts describe him.
Not convinced enough? Ok, there is plenty more.
Jesus Christ DIED and was DEAD for three days. And then rose from His tomb and appeared to hundreds of people, whose testimonies are recorded in The
Bible. He sat down and ate a meal with some of them. Not just one person saw Him, but many. You don't believe it because it is recorded in a book
(as opposed to documented on film)...yet, you accept the history of many other things based solely on what you've read. You believe them as fact
because of the testimonies of others.
Here is an example: If I beat Tiger Woods in golf, but nobody saw me do it...the story would quickly fade away. But if I beat Tiger Woods in golf
and 100 people saw me do it....then the stroy would get legs. People would write about it. People would record the occasion.
Hundreds of people saw the resurrected Christ. If that is not proof to you, than you are simply refusing to believe.
Your own argument goes against you, Nap. If you beat Tiger Woods, you are 100% right; people would write about it. HUNDREDS of people, meaning there
would be so many sources that it would be hard for anyone to disbelieve. What do we have on Jesus? ONE book. And it's not only that it's just one
book, but every piece of what could termed as compelling evidence is missing.
Where's Noah's Ark? We don't know.
Where's the Ark of the Covenant that contains the Ten Commandments? Can't find it.
Where's the body of Christ? Well, ummm, would you believe it floated up into space? Yeah, that's the ticket.
From what I've seen of burials in the ancient past, the deceased were placed in catacombs. There are catacombs with thousands and thousands of bones.
So, if god supposedly killed every firstborn of Egypt, tell me, where is this catacomb? Surely it would have been marked somehow, and written about in
Egyptian history, right?
So, what we have is a book full of inconsistencies and contradictions, with no evidence to back up any of it.
Did Jesus exist? Hey, who knows. Did he walk on water? Did he bring Lazarus three days rotten back from the dead? The only response I can muster is:
There has never been, nor will there ever be such a thing as magic.
When Jesus fed a multitude on a few fish and a few loaves of bread, why didn't just 10% of that multitude write about it? They didn't have TV or
radio. All they had was writing. There should be sources upon sources upon sources to validate this event. Where are they?
Nobody thought to save his mother's body? The body of Lazarus? Why isn't the place of his last supper memorialized? Why wasn't the whole cross saved?
The thorn of crowns?
Today, there are people claiming to miraculously heal others in the name of Jesus. Why can't they restore a lost limb?
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