“What proof do you have that Jesus ever existed outside of the Bible?”
“Your belief in Jesus is just a crutch. He never even existed.”
If you’ve ever been challenged this way and struggled for answers, read this article by Simon Gathercole in The Guardian:
What is the historical evidence that Jesus Christ lived and died?
It contains clear, readable, answers to these and similar questions, such as:
- How confident can we be that Jesus Christ actually lived?
- What did non-Christian authors say about Jesus?
- Is there any archaeological evidence for Jesus?
Even if you don’t read the whole article, make sure you read the last paragraph. It asks the most interesting question.