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Who Was Jesus?
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thevenerablerob
Sep 23, 2009
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thevenerablerob
Sep 25, 2009
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Rebuttal to: jonjax71 Show

So you dispute the Pontias Pilate account and testimony of the Jewish leaders? What crimes did Jesus supposedly commit? In fact, the Pharisees and Jewish leaders begged Pilate that a criminal be released so that they may torment Jesus. Pilate's wife begged that Jesus be released. Pilate himself was sorrowful and didn't sentence Jesus, rather washing his hands of the matter.


Hippie? I believe nomad would be a better term. And, in that case, he was no different than any other nomadic person or tribe. Most wore their hair long (except for proper Roman citizens), and togas or other robes. And sandals were the only footwear available. You are hardly justified in calling Jesus a hippie, much less the first hippie.

And by all accounts, Jesus was a Nazarene.

And Jesus being married is a fallacious assumption.

The whole controversey is really based on whether or not He rose from the dead. Eye witness accounts claim that he did. What can you say to prove that he didn't?



 
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In light of Jesus' claim to be God, we are faced with one of four choices: either Jesus was a deceiver, a madman, a legend or He was God. But if you study Jesus' life, it's impossible to ignore all the qualities that show He was God.
Qualities such as His sinless nature, His power over nature, and His power over life and death. You could also look up to all the prophecies and events leading up to his life. And you could look at the present: The evidence of millions who have been changed through Christ.
Jesus is Lord!



 
thevenerablerob
Sep 25, 2009
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Rebuttal to: denverdannydee Show

Righto.

Although I think that the reported number of eyewitnesses for all of Jesus' many miracles and acts of kindness count for something. Nobody, except through God, has been able to perform any miracle since.

How about the story of nine lepers healed, or the occasion when Jesus broke five loaves and two fishes and had enough food to feed over five thousand people? All of which saw and ate the results of the miracle.

Of course, these occasions are often only written in the Bible, which is too bad. If a non Biblical text were found voicing these miracles of Jesus, a lot of people would question their beliefs...

Although, I can think of a non Roman series of miracles. Has anybody heard of George Mueller?

 
thevenerablerob
Sep 25, 2009
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Rebuttal to: ryvius Show

The onus of providing evidence contrary to that stated in the Bible, with hundreds of eyewitnesses, is up to you, mate. Good luck.

 
thevenerablerob
Sep 26, 2009
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And since there is no evidence against it, He must have died on the cross and rose again, no?

 
blueclaw59
Feb 25, 2010
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Not to be disrespectful, but the side saying that Jesus was an 'unusually well-behaved man' is completely false. Sure, he is said to be the savior of the earth, but he did not just do it peacefully. In a gospel reading (I think it is Matthew) He walks into a temple to worship, but the he sees moneychangers and people selling animals in the temple. This angers him, and he flips over tables, yelling, "Get out of my Father's house." If that is not enough, he also takes cords, fashions them into a whip, and whips the moneychangers, saying that they have turned a house of worship into a den of thieves.

 
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