One in eight Millennials in the United States think Jesus never existed. This first part of The Bottom Line Guide to Jesus summarizes the historical evidence that proves beyond reasonable doubt that Jesus existed.
In this article, Part 2 of The Bottom-Line Guide to Jesus, Rob Bowman explains why the four Gospels in the New Testament are reliable sources about Jesus while other books, such as the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Barnabas, or the Book of Mormon are not. The article is fairly long; for a brief summary see “What Are the Most Reliable Sources about Jesus?”
This article discusses such theories as that Jesus studied Buddhism in India, spent years living in Britain with Joseph of Arimathea, escaped crucifixion and died years later in France or Kashmir, or started a separate church in the Americas after his resurrection.
Although we cannot prove that Jesus was born of a virgin, we can show that his virgin birth is credible. It cannot be disproved by science, and we have some surprisingly good historical evidence that the accounts of Jesus' birth in the Gospels are based on testimonies from Joseph and Mary themselves.
Tacitus and Suetonius were two pagan Roman historians in the early second century who made references to Christ. This article focuses on the evidence that Tacitus really did refer to Christ and that he gave historically reliable information about him.
Scholar and pastor Mark D. Roberts gives an excellent presentation of the historical reliability of the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ virgin conception and birth, commenting also on secular media stories about recent scholarship on the issue.