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7up Sunday 29th March

Jesus: Fact or Fiction?

According to the historical criteria for accuracy, we have enormous amounts of evidence for the life and deeds of Jesus. During the first century, oral tradition meant stories were passed on word for word. Even so, how are we expected to believe that Jesus really performed miracles? There seems to be lots of evidence pointing to the accuracy of the Gospels. For one thing, not even the religious leaders of Jesus’ time denied his miracles. Also, the Gospel accounts are told by eyewitnesses so why would so many of the disciples have died defending a story they knew to be a lie? Lastly, why did this obscure Jewish teacher inspire so much historical documentation? He must have done something extraordinary!

Enjoy the video it lasts about 15 minutes. While you are watching the video, you may want to think about the following questions;
• Do you struggle with believing that the stories of Jesus are true? Why or why not?
• Do you think the Bible is more likely to be historical fact or just fiction?
• If Jesus was not the Son of God, why do you think he is still being talked about today?
• What do you think: did the disciples make this whole thing up, or are these stories something we can trust?

https://vimeo.com/198321185 – password = reliable