How do we know for sure that Jesus lived, died and rose again? Is there historical evidence for Jesus from outside the Bible? Why is this important for Christians?
Jesus is the central figure in Christianity. Christianity isn’t a religion. It is a relationship with God that centres around who Jesus is and what he has done. Jesus is God, so his life and teaching reveal God to us. He lived and died for us, so that we could freely receive the gift of acceptance by God. Jesus is more than a point of interest for Christians, he is a point of reference.
You can listen to the original audio of ‘What About Jesus?’ here:
Midweek Q & A
When speaking about Jesus we invited questions via SMS. We recorded some responses to these questions here:
- Did Jesus really die?
- Where can I learn more about historic evidence for Jesus?
John Dickson, The irreligious assault on the historicity of Jesus.
Dr. Simon Gathercole, What is the historical evidence that Jesus Christ lived and died?
John Dickson, I’ll eat a page from my Bible if Jesus didn’t exist.
Ancient Evidence for Jesus from Non-Christian Sources
John Dickson – The Christ Files