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Yes, he was a documented man on earth and I believe that he is God and is alive in heaven.

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That depends on your question. If you mean exists, then no, I don't think he's alive now. If you mean existed...I think that Jesus was just a guy who did good things and people thought he was the son of God.

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Now that you put it that way it kinda makes sense. That's cool. First person in the world to make me realize that.
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As my opinion, he tried to say that "is he at heaven now" by "exist", "is he exist in heaven"(I'm talking about the present tense of the word)
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Then, if Jesus is who is says he was, then I'll be the first to point out that not only did he exist ( which there is a tremendous amount of evidence) but He still exists and is alive and well!!!
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Lolo, I don't know what evidence you're referring to, but I have yet to see any credible evidence that he existed. It is possible a man named Yeshuah bin Yoseph existed, because those were both common names of the era.
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Interesting pate, but again none of them state a witness to Jesus. What about Philo of Alexandria, he was a Nazarene and wrote during Jesus lifetime and yet makes not one mention of him.
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Yes, I do. Strongly.

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I honestly don't think Jesus is real. Or God. But I do believe in other deities.

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Jesus is historically recorded -_-
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Yes I do!

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He himself said that people who wanted to worship him were wrong.

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Yeah he was a real person

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He definitely exist. He's God.

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He is the word of God projected through a man's body. He is not God
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But Jesus did exist on this earth at one time. He was the divine messenger and savior. He was not, however, God himself
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I'm afraid your wrong there. Jesus even told the Pharasees He was God. Why do you think they wanted to kill Him. God The Father, God The Son, and God The Holy Spirit they are all one God.
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I live next door to a Jesus.

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Yup. Without a doubt.

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No, I believe a messiah may come in the future but one definitely hasn't come yet. Shalom everybody :D lol it means "peace/hello" I'm Jewish :3 if a messiah already came the world would be at peace right? A true messiah wouldn't be for one religion, but would save all. I know Jesus was Jewish, but I disagree that he saved everyone.

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But yeah he did exist
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Or anyone.
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I am muslim and saying to you Aleykumselam(It means I am hearing&responsing&taking&answering your hello by the name of god)
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^that's really cool! Hi! Haha
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@dingo I wasnt alive so i don't know if he actually saved anyone or not, but I think he wa probably just a good person
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@immobil I just looked at your profile and you live in turkey? That really cool I lost won a scholarship to study there this summer, but I have to apply again next year. Do you think it would be safe for me to go there?
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We live in an age of grace. Jesus freed us from sin but peace will only come once he comes again. Besides why wouldn't Jesus be the messiah? He fulfilled over 300 prophesies to be the savior.
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Amen, wrath!'
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@bookworm2 yes I live in Turkey. It is safe in here. There are lots of info in U.S. that "Turkey is not safe" "dont go there". I even heard, "At Turkey, people are eating humans" :S :D. You are a military officer, as I understand, if you come, you will go to Incirlik Airbase.(U.S. military base at Turkey). That place is very secure too. The best places you can visit are Istanbul(But at least you have to spent 1 week in here), Kapadokya, Ephesus... Actually lots of places to visit.
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And and many others who are Jewish by birth and believe Jesus was Messiah might find this a typical response: Jesus did not do everything expected.
The Christians reply: no, not in his first appearing, and because he was rejected by His people; like a president who fails to win a second term, he might have finished some of the requirements if he had been anointed.
Here are some expectations of Messiah:
1. The Sanhedrin will be re-established (Isaiah 1:26)
2. Once he is King, leaders of other nations will look to him for guidance. (Isaiah 2:4)
3. The whole world will worship the One God of Israel (Isaiah 2:17)
4. He will be descended from King David (Isaiah 11:1) via King Solomon (1 Chron. 22:8-10)
5. The Moshiach will be a man of this world, an observant Jew with "fear of God" (Isaiah 11:2)
6. Evil and tyranny will not be able to stand before his leadership (Isaiah 11:4)
7. Knowledge of God will fill the world (Isaiah 11:9)
8. He will include and attract people from all cultures and nations (Isaiah 11:10)
9. All Israelites will be returned to their homeland (Isaiah 11:12)
10. Death will be swallowed up forever (Isaiah 25:8) along with hunger and illness.
11. All of the dead will rise again (Isaiah 26:19)
12. The Jewish people will experience eternal joy and gladness (Isaiah 51:11)
13. He will be a messenger of peace (Isaiah 52:7)
14. Nations will end up recognizing the wrongs they did to Israel (Isaiah 52:13-53:5)
15. The peoples of the world will turn to the Jews for spiritual guidance (Zechariah 8:23)
16. The ruined cities of Israel will be restored (Ezekiel 16:55)
17. Weapons of war will be destroyed (Ezekiel 39:9)
18. The Temple will be rebuilt (Ezekiel 40) resuming many of the suspended mitzvot.
19. He will then perfect the entire world to serve God together (Zephaniah 3:9)
20. Jews will know the Torah without Study (Jeremiah 31:33)
21. He will give you all the desires of your heart (Psalms 37:4)
22. He will take the barren land and make it abundant and fruitful (Isaiah 51:3, Amos 9:13-15, Ezekiel 36:29-30, Isaiah 11:6-9).
True, some may have been partly fulfilled by Jesus, but not all. It would appear the national blessings are contingent upon acceptance by Jews of their messiah, and failure to accept someone as messiah is perhaps a failure not of the candidate so much as the national leadership.
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@immo thanks for your help! I'm not quite in the military yet, I'm in the reserve officer training corps.
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I believe 100% that he still exists

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Well...many people have the name "Jesus" so yea...Jesus exists
Now if you're talking about Jesus as in God and all, then yes I believe that he exists

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Some guy named Jesus, yes. The Christian idea? No. There's no evidence to suggest he did exist.

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Maybe no one knows for sure.

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Ya he existed

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Yes! Of course I do.

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I saw a documentary where a man explained his theories, which I like, and choose to believe. He said that Jesus was a real man, and at the time that he was a baby, was when Jews were being persecuted for practicing their religion, as their town was recently conquered by Romans I think, so Roman Catholicism? was being forced upon the locals. Jesus and his parents were living a little further away from the main city, and practicing in private. There were other rebels who still practiced in secret, but they were beheaded, burned alive, thrown off really tall walls and stuff if they were found to be practicing it, so it was a very secret thing to do. So Jesus' parents raised him to be very strongly Jewish, because the prophecy about the savior coming had been around for many many years before Jesus' parents were alive.

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And this man on the documentary believed that Jesus' parents raised him to be the Messiah on purpose, to fulfill the prophecy, and save the Jews. This may have been a reason why officials wanted him killed, because practicing the Jewish religion was illegal at the time because the new Emperor/King was trying to make everyone his religion, and Jesus was keeping the Jewish people hopeful, rather than conforming. I don't believe that Jesus had magical powers, or that it was the same guy that got crucified and brought back to life 3 days later. I think either a decoy was crucified, or a replacement Jesus was brought in after to keep the Jews hopeful and keep their spirits up.
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The Roman Catholic church wasnt actually founded until 110 years after christ died.
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Christianity couldnt have possibly existed before jesus was born.
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Well some other religion then, I can't remember, but it was a different religion from Jewish anyways
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There is no historical evidence for any of that.
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The only reason the Roman emperor decided to change the Roman religion was he had a dream that told him if he switched Rome to christianity they would win the war that they were currently in.
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No. Watch a documentary or read about it. There were mass murders. The Jews now pray on the Wall at the temple at which mothers found to circumcise their children were tossed off with their babies. It won't take long to google. Its cruel, but true. You are not allowed to make up fantasy on a DOCUMENTARY.
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Actually yes you are. There are plenty of shows on the History channel and the like that are myth and speculation masquerading as facts- they need the ratings.

There are plenty of shows ranked as "documentaries" that outright lie. No one's outlawing them. You're pretty gullible if you believe everything you see on tv.

Fact is that there isn't even any contemporary historical evidence Jesus existed, much less the rest of those claims.
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Many anthropologists believe that the human man named Jesus did exist then, in that town. They do not believe he did anything in the stories, but they believe he was actually there. Don't just to conclusions without at least one relevant fact on this matter.
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Btw, the man was actually in Jerusalem, at the wall, and at the temple. He also travlled into the underground caves under the city, and many other religious loactions in that city.
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Which were declared as such because of the circumstances in which they fitted into the landscape, and the Solar system. It was all made up by some men back in the day, but nonetheless, the locations still remain. Including a little lake in the middle of a valley in the desert, surrounded by hills, and the sun would reflect the lake at every minute of the day that the sun is above a hill. They have made aqua duct systems from this, and it has attracted the humans to the location, because it allows them to survive in that arid area.
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Which is why is was considered a blessing from God. It accommodated a whole growing city.
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Key phrase there is "believe". There's no actual evidence. Period. And if you have no evidence you're just guessing.
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That was religion is @Skeptik, beliefs. I am not a person of faith, I believe in evidence. I am simply exposing to you some facts. No need to shoot everything down, it is more plausible than most bible novellas.
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Except those aren't facts. That's my point- you have no evidence for those things.
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THERE ARE ON AND IN THE SOIL IN THE MIDDLE EAST IN A CITY THAT PEOPLE RESIDE IN! There is archaelogical remnants of the events that occurred. If you have no desire to absorb historical information, do not engage in questions such as these. It will serve you no benefit for your brain, or name.


Goodness gracious ME.
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Then actually provide your credible sources, dear. That you saw it on TV is not archaeological proof

Like I said- there is no contemporary historical evidence Jesus even existed.
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He sourced the information from historical physical evidence. I am not longer interested in this debate. Dear.
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Then provide it. You made a claim- support it with real evidence or run along.

It's funny how fast people back off their claims when asked to provide actual evidence of them.
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Passageone guy. There is proof. The blanket that was on his face when he was put inside the cave was found. Bloody and what not. But it was proof that it was his. Its on national geographic.

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No it wasn't. The Shroud of Turin is a fourteenth century fake.
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Ok how is it fake?
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Even the Vatican won't authenticate it. It is carbon dated to the 1300s, we have replicated exactly how it was made, it never appeared until the 1400s, the monk who faked it admitted it, and the church officials of the time all referred to it as "cunningly wrought".

There was quite the market in the Middle Ages for religious "relics". There is also the fact that the image is wrong in the first place, doesn't penetrate completely through the fibers, and is all in one piece which is NOT what the scriptures claim.
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Yes he exsists, always has always will.

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no.

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If ANY person sincerely desires to have a relationship with Jesus, He is faithful to acknowledge His presence in their life. Archeological evidence as well as secular writings have revealed His existence. Countless numbers of people that have made Him their Savior can attest to His living existence this very day. Whoever seeks Him, will find Him. He is a gentleman, He will not force Himself upon anyone. As scripture says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice,and open the door, I will come into him,and will sup with him, and he with Me." Rev.3:20 KJV.

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Unlikely. There is no contemporary evidence he existed, nothing until decades later by people who were never there. In addition, the Jesus story is almost identical to older myths of the region.

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Hi, skep... Hope u had a good Christmas. :)
I'll respond by saying that much of the historical knowledge we have of ancient times come from source documents that were written much later than the person being described. But, many other historical figures were also written decades and up to 100 years later after they lived, but do we ever bother to question all the others who existed?
Bottom line, history recorded beyond anyone's direct knowledge is going to be impossible to have absolute proof anyways, no matter who it is.
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Yes, I would question the d isyenxe of a figure that was never spoken of for decades after the fact, and so do most historians.

The Jesus story is particularly suspect since there were dozens of historians and scholars in and around Jerusalem at the time but none of them mentioned Jesus. Further, John the Baptist and Pilate WERE mentioned, leaving out the idea that they just didn't write about that type of figure. Other claimed Messiahs of the time are also recorded, but not Jesus. The Jesus story also is a near identical parallel of the older Mithras tale- all these things together make a historical Jesus unlikely. It's not the one factor but many.
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Question the existence of. What the heck, autocorrect?
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Skeptikitten: It would do you little good because you will discount the evidence, but for those open of mind:
http://thedevineevidence.com/jesus_history.html
There are many contemporary historians and commentators. Contemporary in the same fashion as Doris Kearns Goodwin writing about Lincoln.
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Yea

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The real person, Yes. The God in the sky, No.

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Salsander

Jesus actually was a real man, it is documented. The question is if he preformed the miracles said in the bible.

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Maybe one day you'll come to know Him and His awesome power. :)
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He existed as much to me as Gilgamesh did. Do either of them have any impact on how I live my life?... No. Do I believe in the super natural stories that either one of them are in? No. Could they have existed, yes.

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Nwarguy: I respect this statement. You may also believe Abe Lincoln lived, and that he was a good man, but you aren't a Republican and don't have a relationship with him. Other than Presidents Day.
It's enough to me that you vote. This honors Abe, regardless of your party. I suspect you likewise honor Jesus in some small way, and in your own way.
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Thank you sir. And if I recall, even good ole' Abe had his... "distractions"... news that I pay/paid little attention to. Do I care that Abe could have/did have relations with this or that person? Not really. So many people focus on "well this person did this/that".... stuff I'm even guilty of... but have been trying to learn that if it doesn't truly affect me and my life... it doesn't matter. History is a great tool, but only if it actually pertains to something. I'm rambling...
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I have no doubt he existed. I just don't think he was the son of god or the messiah

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He was, it is a reality. But where HE is at present and what he is doing that ONLY GOD KNOWS.

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Yes, everything ever prophesied about Him, came to pass. He died on the cross for you and me, and rose from the grave and is alive and well.

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Yes he existed !(:

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YES; with every fiber of my being.

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There's proof he existed, just not everyone sees him as Messiah.

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he taught that he had existed long before his life as a man on earth—in fact, he had lived alongside his Father, Jehovah, “before the world was.” (John 17:5) So he was alive when life on earth began.-jw.org

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Exists

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Im a non-believer but I dont see any reason to believe that he was an actual person. But he was not the son of god and did not perform any miracles.

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Yes, I believe that Jesus existed and here are a few points to consider:

1. The Encyclopedia Britannica, 2002 Edition, speaks on this matter saying: "independent accounts prove that in ancient times even the opponents of Christianity never doubted the historicity of Jesus, which was disputed for the first time and on inadequate grounds at the end of the 18th, during the 19th, and at the beginning of the 20th centuries.”

2. So too, in 2006, the book Jesus and Archaeology said: “No reputable scholar today questions that a Jew named Jesus son of Joseph lived; most readily admit that we now know a considerable amount about his actions and his basic teachings.”

3. More importantly, the Bible portrays Jesus as a real person. It provides the names of his ancestors and immediate family. (Matthew 1:1; 13:55) It also gives the names of prominent rulers who were contemporaries of Jesus. (Luke 3:1, 2) Those details allow researchers to verify the accuracy of the Bible accounts.

I hope this helps!

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I know someone who's seen Jesus...

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How do we know George Washington or Abraham Lincoln ever existed? We were not there. We rely on history and records from that period. So, too, with Christ.
The primary record of His existence is the Bible. Although we Christians usually think of the Bible as the Word of God, we should remember that much of it is a historical record as well. The New Testament documents, in particular, give us vital historical information about Jesus, even though they are not intended to be extensive biographies in the modern sense.
The New Testament picture of Jesus is supported by non-Christian historical sources, although where are not many of these that have survived from the time of the early Church. The probable reason for such scant non-Christian historical evidence is that the Romans, who were the main historians of the time, would not have been concerned with a small outpost of their empire like Palestine. (My answer continues in the comments)

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The Jewish historian Josephus does record the existence of Jesus and the fact that He was executed under Pontius Pilate. This supports the New Testament account, as do all other ancient secular references to Christ, such as those found in the works of the Roman writers Tacitus, Suetonius, and Pliny the Younger. In fact, no serious historian today doubts that Jesus existed.

Hope this helps! - ManofKnowledge
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yes

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