Did Jesus Rise From The Dead?

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Did Jesus Rise From The Dead? Thirty two percent of the world’s population in 2013 considered themselves Christians. This is the largest collective religion in existence. The number has quadrupled since 1910, rising by six hundred million. In the Christian faith a man, born of a virgin and perfect in human eyes is placed on earth to live and die as the ultimate sacrifice, enduring and eliminating eternal punishment for sin. This man’s name is Jesus Christ. In the collection of works recounting this commonly known as the Gospels it is also said that after Christ has died by crucifixion he would be resurrected after three days to return to heaven. All of these things were prophesied on thousand years before Jesus was born. In order to…show more content…
Luke, who wrote the book of Acts, which appears after The Gospels, recounts a couple of journeys made. In the sixteen chapters it takes to do so eighty four things are mentioned that were only accurate the exact time he was there and weren’t discovered to be true until much later. These things include the titles of cities, the location and name of ports, the order in which one must pass through gates while travelling, the location of rivers, certain slang, the mentioning of multiple governors which did happen very briefly, town’s specific idols, language specifications, and places he knew were dangerous to travel through. Things like this appear all over the New Testament as well as the Old Testament authenticating it. If the authors are this detailed and blunt throughout the entirety of their books it’s much harder to believe that the thirty four miracles aren’t true as well. Josephus, a first century historian who wrote “Antiquities of the Jews” confirms all of the basic facts of Jesus’ life. Jesus is spoken of in two volumes, once before the new high priest and then again after. At least ten known non-Christian authors wrote about Jesus within one hundred and fifty years of his life. These include Thallus (52AD), Tacitus (56AD), Pliny the Younger (61AD), Seautonius (69AD), Mara-Bar Serapion (70AD), Phlegon (80AD), Lucian of Somosata (115AD), and Celsus (175AD). Without Christian sources there is a 10.9 ratio of times Jesus is mentioned compared with times Caesar
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