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Jesus: Man or Myth?

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There is a reason the ancient historical accounts of the life of Jesus of Nazareth do not start with the phrase, “Once upon a time….” On the face of it, the authors did not appear to be writing fairytales for future generations, but rather detailed accounts of the extraordinary events in the life of a particular Jewish carpenter who actually changed the course of history. They were convinced the events in their accounts really happened.

This conviction has come under attack today, particularly in popular culture. Countless books, movies, and websites have sprung up arguing that Jesus Christ never even existed, or if He did, that the miraculous works attributed to His divinity are mere mythical embellishments borrowed from surrounding pagan religions.

In this powerful presentation, Greg mounts a three-pronged defense of Christ's historicity. First, he shows that Jesus of Nazareth was a real, flesh-and-blood human of history. Second, he silences the charge that Jesus was a "recycled redeemer," one of many miracle-working, dying-and-rising messiahs of legend. And finally, he demonstrates why professional historians consider the Gospel accounts reliable history.