A large billboard was posted just before Christmas in our country stating that “Jesus is a myth.”
They are suggesting to Christians and other believers that there is no evidence that Jesus existed.
So today I want to give you some evidence of the existence of Jesus in case you run into someone calling Him a myth.
First - the Old and New Testaments of the Bible are all about Jesus. The Old Testament is a series of books that detail Jesus’ ancestors and in fact the whole genealogy of Jesus is there tracing His ancestors all the way back to Adam. No one else has his genealogy all the way to Adam.
Second – part of the wood of the Cross that Jesus was nailed to, is on display in Rome at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Historical accounts tell us that Saint Helena, the mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine went to the Holy Land in the fourth century and searched for evidence of Jesus life. She found three wood crosses that were buried near Calvary. In order to determine which one was the Cross on which Jesus died, she had the Cross placed on a dead man and he came back to life – she took this as a sign from God that was the True Cross. The other crosses are also on display at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
Third – Saint Helena also found the House where Jesus lived in Nazareth. In the thirteenth century the House was moved but the foundation is there to this day at the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth. If you want to know where the house is, you will have to contact me . The account of the house of Jesus takes more space than this column can accommodate. We have a replica of the house here at Holy Family Mission and you are welcome to visit and if you do I will tell you the rest of the story.
Fourth – Roman historians wrote about the events in the life of Jesus particularly about the Crucifixion.
Fifth- and most important there are two billion people living on this planet that believe that Jesus lived and died. Furthermore millions of these believers were willing to die rather than deny Jesus. And finally, if this is not enough evidence, then God help you, we can’t.
Pray for wisdom for all our leaders.
Brother Joseph Freyaldenhoven
Holy Family Mission