Without the Bible, Prove Jesus is real

I was asked “Can you prove Jesus is real, without using the Bible, or those who promote Jesus”. Yes, very easily, ask anybody, what year is it.
For example why is it now the year 2017?

I can also do even more than that.

The consensus of most historians is that the Gospel accounts give us a clear picture of Jesus Christ. Let’s look to non-Christian sources for Jesus.

Jewish opponents had the most to gain by denying Jesus’ existence. But the evidence points in the opposite direction. “Several Jewish writings also tell of His flesh-and-blood existence. Both Gemaras of the Jewish Talmud refer to Jesus. Although these consist of only a few brief, bitter passages intended to discount Jesus’ deity, these very early Jewish writings don’t begin to hint that he was not a historical person.”5

Flavius Josephus was a noted Jewish historian who began writing under Roman authority in a.d. 67. Josephus, who was born just a few years after Jesus died, would have been keenly aware of Jesus’ reputation among both Romans and Jews. In his famous Antiquities of the Jews (a.d. 93), Josephus wrote of Jesus as a real person. “At that time lived Jesus, a holy man, if man he may be called, for he performed wonderful works, and taught men, and joyfully received the truth. And he was followed by many Jews and many Greeks. He was the Messiah.”, certainly Josephus confirmed his existence.

What about secular historians—those who lived in ancient times but weren’t religiously motivated? There is current confirmation of at least 19 early secular writers who made references to Jesus as a real person.7

One of antiquity’s greatest historians, Cornelius Tacitus, affirmed that Jesus had suffered under Pilate. Tacitus was born around 25 years after Jesus died, and he had seen the spread of Christianity begin to impact Rome. The Roman historian wrote negatively of Christ and Christians, identifying them in a.d. 115 as “a race of men detested for their evil practices, and commonly called Chrestiani. The name was derived from Chrestus, who, in the reign of Tiberius, suffered under Pontius Pilate, Procurator of Judea.”

The following facts about Jesus were written by early non-Christian sources:
•Jesus was from Nazareth.
•Jesus lived a wise and virtuous life.
•Jesus was crucified in Palestine under Pontius Pilate during the reign of Tiberius Caesar at Passover time, being considered the Jewish king.
•Jesus was believed by his disciples to have died and risen from the dead three days later.
•Jesus’ enemies acknowledged that he performed unusual feats they called “sorcery.”
•Jesus’ small band of disciples multiplied rapidly, spreading as far as Rome.
•Jesus’ disciples denied polytheism, lived moral lives, and worshiped Christ as God.
Theologian Norman Geisler remarked:
“This general outline is perfectly congruent with that of the New Testament.”

All of these independent accounts, religious and secular, speak of a real man who matches up well with the Jesus in the Gospels. Encyclopedia Britannica cites these various secular accounts of Jesus’ life as convincing proof of his existence. It states:

“These independent accounts prove that in ancient times even the opponents of Christianity never doubted the historicity of Jesus.”

Christian’s Judging Christian’s:

Christians  Judging Christians:
Far too many Christians are being persecuted by fellow Christians simply to justify their opinions.
They are so furious about the speck in the eyes of a fellow Christian that they forgot about the log in theirs. They judge a Christian so harshly, even more than they  judge unbelievers and the devil.

They spread rumors and gossips about the pains and hurts of another Christian instead of praying and fasting for them.

They want to be right so much that they overlook that being
righteous is more important in the eyes of God.

They would give sacrificially to the unknown while, to their knowledge,
a fellow Christian struggles to feed his family.

This is Not what our Lord Jesus Christ wanted
when he said to love others

Mark 9:38 “Teacher,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons
in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not ONE OF US.” 39“Do not stop him,” Jesus said. “For no one who does a miracle in
my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me,
40 for whoever is not against us is for us.

There is much theology in this passage. First, we should be able to judge by the Spirit whether the actions of others are for or against the cause of Christ. (Study to show yourself approved…)

If the action promotes the cause of Christ, we should not interfere. If it is anti-Christ, we must engage lest we unwillingly take part in deceiving the innocent.

We always have the right as Ambassadors to rightly represent
our Lord and King (in season and out).

Know the Scriptures!

Every thing we do in the name of Christ (Christians)
is to be out of Love for our God, and love of others.