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OK, the pages of the book are man-made, but the words of the Bible are inspired

August 9 2017 at 7:20 PM
Tomas  (Login TomasSedlacek)

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by God, and I already gave you the proofs for that. Now you even say there is no proof that Jesus existed, outside the Bible. Well, as a matter of fact, pagan Roman writers, such as Tacitus and Pliny the Younger, write of Jesus Christ around the end of the first century. You might ask, why did earlier Roman writers not write about Christ? Maybe somebody did, but his work did not survive, a lot of the Roman literature is lost. But also you have to remember that for Roman writers in the earlier part of the first century, if they even heard of Christ, he did not seem important to them. Christianity back then seemed like an unimportant sect of Judaism, found mainly in Judaea, they did not care about writing about Jewish sects. Christianity just was not really noticeable to the average Roman until the time of emperor Nero, who was the first emperor who started persecuting Christians.
Otherwise Jesus Christ is also mentioned in Catholic writings starting at the end of the first century, also some surviving Gnostic and other heretical writings, such as the Gospel of Thomas, which date to the second century or possibly even earlier, and in the Talmud, which is considered a holy book in Orthodox Judaism.
Luke writes of other Gospel books that he had access to. They apparently included Matthew and Mark, but also other books, since Luke 1:1 says 'many'. So then many wrote about Jesus Christ, but since most of those books were not inspired, they were soon not copied, so they did not survive.

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  1. It's easy to write about something after the fact... - Iam1plus1plus1 on Aug 9, 2017, 9:01 PM
    1. What can you expect? When Jesus was going around preaching, he just had a - Tomas on Aug 10, 2017, 8:11 AM
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