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Faith and spirituality in a modern world


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[1] Evidence of Jesus Christ – Non-Christian

Portrait of Jesus Christ historical figure.

Jeremy Bowen, BBC′s former Middle East correspondent, said about evidence of Jesus:- “I thought you couldn’t corroborate anything that was in the Gospels .. To start with I didn’t know there was a historical character called Jesus – I thought that you had to believe in Jesus the same way as you have to believe in God.
I discovered that in fact there is a lot of historical corroboration for the existence of this man…

What is truth?

RAF plane - close up of cockpit

Here is a bottle of fizzy drink. The label says: “SUGAR FREE.” So “Sugar Free” means it’s not sweet? Wrong! What is truth? It is very sweet because there’s loads of what they call ‘artificial sweeteners’ in it! So labels and adverts can be TRUE, and yet still be MISLEADING…

Gospels written too long after Jesus?

Donald Campbell's Bluebird

Were the Gospels written too long after Jesus? There have been several people who have said that the time between Jesus′ death and resurrection, and when the New Testament was written is a long time. But Donald Campbell’s story is a contemporary illustration: Donald Campbell is known for breaking world speed records, from 1955. Then in 1967 he died. So at the time of writing this article, it has been 37 years since his death. What would happen if someone said that Donald Campbell was just a myth…

Could early man write?

Huge flames from a bonfire.

The oldest surviving inscriptions are from 3300 – 3100 BC. But what about before that date? Could early man write? We are told by ‘popular history’ that mankind spent thousands of years passing on historical stories by word of mouth and by implication would include exaggeration and legend, but…

Haim Cohn – Jewish view of Jesus Christ

The book entitled The trial and Death of Jesus.

Haim Cohn was past Chief-Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court and author of The trial and Death of Jesus, has raised a number of inconsistencies with what should have happened at that time with the Jewish jury system…

[2] Jesus myth or true stories?

People listening to Jesus Christ

Was Jesus myth exaggerated or were the writers of the Gospels eyewitnesses? They wrote 10 to 40 years after Jesus′ death. Jesus’ enemies couldn’t deny His miracles, so they said…