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Have you ever wondered if there is proof of Jesus’ existence? Not from the Bible as that would simply be using the Bible to prove the Bible. Instead, evidence from other historical sources. Admittedly, having such proof isn’t necessary for Bible-believing Christians. However, having non-Biblical evidence of Jesus existence can come in handy when proving skeptics wrong. This video, published by the Bible Accuracy Channel, outlines some historical evidence of Jesus’ existence that even the harshest skeptic would have to acknowledge.
Cornelius Tacitus was a respected Roman historian and lived around 55-12 A.D. He verified the death of Jesus after facing Pontius Pilate for sentencing and wrote about the event in the “Annals of Imperial Rome”. This reference by Cornelius also talked about the followers of Christ and how belief in Him had spread. Therefore, his outline of the events of that time proves Jesus did exist, was put to death by Pilate and was the founder of Christianity. This respected historian was very careful to never report hearsay. He wouldn’t have reported the existence of Jesus based solely on Christian beliefs. In fact, Cornelius was pretty demeaning of Christians in general
The Bible says in Matthew 27:26, “Then Pilate set Barabbas free for them; and after he had Jesus whipped, he handed him over to be crucified.”
Lucian of Samosata, a second-century Greek satirist (writer) wrote about early Christians, ridiculing them and their Christ in “Lucean Selected Diaologues.” His writings talk about Jesus being crucified and being the leader of the Christian faith. This writing again confirms that Jesus did exist, was crucified and was the founder of Christianity.
Watch the video in its entirety to learn more non-Biblical evidence that Jesus did exist.