posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 11:22 AM
reply to post by Scope and a Beam
TextSo I've been looking online for interesting nuggets of proof, or at least evidence, that Jesus existed.
You are correct in the sense that there is no abundant evidence of Jesus' life. There are several reasons for this. Perhaps you are not privy to
the right literature and this literature is not available to most people. There has been a vast undertaking to destroy evidence which was primarily
that of the Jews and the Romans. Even though Caiaphus was the high priest in the days of Jesus it was his father in law, Annas, who ruled the entire
Judaic organization and was known as the House of Annas. This entire structure was financed through the Jerusalem temple and reaped a fortune for the
House of Annas. After the murder of Jesus the House of Annas tried to erase all evidence of this Jesus from all literature available at that time.
Then there were the Romans themselves who were also involved in trying to erase Jesus. The high priest was an appointment of the Roman government and
was bought by the highest bidder and most favored by Rome. The reason was twofold. Naturally money was primary because a high tax or tribute was
paid to Rome by the Temple authorities. But there were Roman laws which also had to be obeyed. No one in the Roman providence's could be put to
death except by the decree of the Roman courts.
Jesus was tried by the Sanhedrin of seventy one members and was found not guilty. Therefore He could not be stoned as was the penalty. The House of
Annas then, through bribery to Pontius Pilate, had the Romans kill Him. Pilate allowed this murder of Jesus against the Roman courts approval. After
Jesus was killed it was also Pilate who wanted this kept quiet but it was revealed to Rome and eventually Pilate was discharged from his position as
procurator. Pilate was eventually tried as seditious in the overthrowing of the Caesar and he also was disposed of.
Then we have the Romans who literally destroyed Jerusalem in 69-70 AD and actually plowed up most of Jerusalem. This actually destroyed the first
Christian churches historic records except for a meager amount that was saved when they fled Jerusalem. This was the church that the Apostles and
disciples of Jesus preached and taught. This was a church of Aramaic and Hebrew liturgy which was their history.
Another attempt was when the Muslims burned the Alexandrian Library of Egypt. Thousands of priceless manuscripts were lost including many of the
As far as physical evidence is concerned, that is more scarce then a hen's tooth. The physicality was that which the Jews concentrated on the most.
All evidence of Jesus was to be erased from the face of this earth. That was their determination which failed. You must remember that Jesus had very
few years to establish any sort of legacy whatsoever except that which was established through his Apostles in literature.
The finality of this matter is that theology is not proof. If you had proof then you have to move that theory into the factual realm. Not saying that
it is not factual but only that some parts of the bible will always be theology and will have to be rejected or accepted by faith. A thousand years
from now you could perhaps say the same concerning our culture of today. Every act of every person cannot be proven. There are some parts of the
bible which have been proven such as much archaeology but the spiritual parts are still clouded.
I would suggest that you concentrate on the first Christian Jewish Church and its history. That would be the period from the death of Jesus to 70 AD.
Those 70 years hold most all of the needed information that a Christian requires. Most Christians are guided from 135 AD and upwards thinking that
the Roman gentiles were the central theme of Christianity. when it is far from the truth. A very good place to start is "BibleSearchers.com"