Ovet the years, there have been a slew of books that discuss the birtth of Christianity. Historians generally look at historical causation and ask what might be the best explanation for a specific event. Skeptics have posited that the birth of the Christian faith does not rely on a miracle such as the resurrection of Jesus. I will take issue that issue in this post.
The Jewish Messiah
When it comes to talking to Jewish people about the possibility of Jesus being the Messiah, there is a wide range of thought. For some Jewish people a personal messiah is irrelevant. For others, it is said that in every generation there is a potential messiah or a time when there will be a Messianic Age. For the disciple of Jesus, His death is a “ransom” (Mark 10:45), “reconciliation” (Rom. 5:10; 2 Cor. 5:18–20; Col. 1:22), and “redemption” (Rom. 3:24; 8:23…
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