Talk about sacrilege…
A new controversial discovery claims that Jesus of Nazareth was a ‘mythical character’ and never existed. Historical researcher Michael Paulkovich, claims that his discovery was made after he found no mention of Christ in writings from 126 different writers during the ‘time of Jesus’ between the first and third centuries.
He claims Jesus was a fictional character invented by Christian followers to create a figure to praise and worship.
This would come as an absolute surprise due to Christ’s miracles and fame, as no mention or acknowledgement of the Son of God from any historian during his time period.
‘When I consider those 126 writers, all of whom should have heard of Jesus but did not – and Paul and Marcion and Athenagoras and Matthew with a tetralogy of opposing Christs, the silence from Qumram and Nazareth and Bethlehem, conflicting Bible stories, and so many other mysteries and omissions – I must conclude that Christ is a mythical character,’ he writes.
Could it be? Jesus of Nazareth was nothing more than an urban legend?
Michael does bring up a valid point, although I’m not quite ready to give up faith, just yet. Sometimes people just need a little something to believe in.