1. A

    Is Jesus Christ a Roman citizen?

    I know I'll get criticize for this and taking heat. But since Jesus was born and raised in the Roman Empire. Politically speaking. Should he be considered....Roman? Look I'm not being blasphemous or heretical. Just a curious question. Also I don't know if there's another thread like this.
  2. C

    Was Jesus Christ a historical person?

    There seems to be many atheists out there who allege that Jesus never existed, but the mainstream view (at least according to wikipedia) was that he did indeed exist, and that the real debate was whether or not he was the Son of God. Tacitus, Josephus, etc, are non-biblical sources who prove...
  3. aldo12

    Jesus Christ as Ethiopian propaganda ?

    Was Jesus an invention of Ethiopian Christian Church that is 1900 years old ?
  4. R

    Jesus Christ as Roman Propaganda?

    Roman rule was challenged many times in Judea by Jewish uprisings. We also know there were many messiah figures that all promised to free the Jews from their oppressors. These figures were mostly quite belligerent and advocated full armed insurrection against the Romans. Christ, however, is...
  5. K

    About Christ Pantocrator Mosaic Art in Hagia Sophia

    So about the mosaic just a simple question. See the words above John so neat and tidy. But the most important words, the IC and XC, are disproportionate to each other and are rather amateur. Why is that so??
  6. L

    Matt 24:36 no one knows when christ will return

    Matt 24:36: "But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. According to that verse, no one knows when Jesus will return. Then how come churches like the Seventh Day Adventist, Jehova Witnesses and some others, used to give dates of...
  7. Kapyong

    Are Christian Scholars Objective About Jesus Christ ?

    Gday all :) The subject of bias in arguments about Jesus Christ has come up lately. It's been argued that non-Christian sceptics who criticise Christian beliefs about Jesus Christ are just as biased AGAINST those beliefs, as Christian believers are biased FOR them. I've even heard the claim...
  8. L

    When did Christians start using images of Christ?

    Was there any specific reason they started tto use Michelangelo's iconic portrait? In Judaism did they make paintings of Moses and Abraham etc or was it the Christians? I'm sure they followed the Old Testament commandment of no graven or heavenly Images to prevent idol worship? did the...
  9. Kapyong

    How did Jesus 'H' Christ get his middle name ?

    Gday all, On a slightly lighter note, although hopefully still informative, is my research into the history of that odd 'H' in 'Jesus H. Christ'. Of course it's just a colloquial expression, but it's been around for a long time. Where did the 'H' come from? What does it stand for ? Not...
  10. L

    Biblical condemenation of graven and heavenly images and portraits/statues of christ

    The Bible taught or one of the ten commandments strictly ruled against making portraits or statues of god, the Angels, prophets, Saints and of the heavens and hell below, etc. Then why do so many churches apparently ignore this teaching? Some allow worshippers to pray to them or use as holy...
  11. G

    The Great Christ Comet

    The Great Christ Comet by Colin Nicholl was published September last year. It breaks new ground on the star of Bethlehem. Its going to create one doozy of a stir in the worlds of biblical research and science. Here is one of reviews coming out on Nicholl’s book. And here is a...
  12. N

    Is Jesus Christ an overrated person in history?

    Do you think that Jesus Christ deserves the publicity that he has received over the centuries? I mean, letting us say that he was not considered as a religious figure, he would have been classified as a philosopher, right? How would you rate him as a philosopher based on his work?
  13. Y

    What are the two statues next to Christ on the Charles Bridge in Prague?

    What are the two statues next to Christ on the Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic? List of statues on Charles Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  14. V

    Jesus Christ is the Best Documented Person

    of ancient history. Among these Jews there suddenly turns up a man who goes about talking as if He was God. ... what this man said was, quite simply, the most shocking thing that has ever been uttered by human lips. Yet (and this is the strange, significant thing) even His enemies, when they...
  15. P

    Credibility of Tacitus' account of "Christ"

    Pardon me if there is a (recent) thread discussing this topic... but how much credibility do you put on Tacitus' mention of "Christus" (no first name is mentioned, though the Romans, as we know, were favourable to referring to famed individuals through their cognomen). Foremost, what source...
  16. heirtothewind

    Historical evidence for Jesus Christ

    Tacitus mentions the crucifixion of a ''Christus'' [Annals, Book 15, Chapter 44] written c. 116 CE; however, he may have been repeating, in passing on Christianity, the fragmentary texts of the gospels written between 68 and 90 CE. The first complete manuscripts of the gospels date from c. 380...
  17. CathareHeretic

    1500 year old bible confirms that jesus christ was not crucified

    Much to the dismay of the Vatican, an approx. 1500-2000 year old bible was found in Turkey, in the Ethnography Museum of Ankara. Discovered and kept secret in the year 2000, the book contains the Gospel of Barnabas – a disciple of Christ – which shows that Jesus was not crucified, nor was he...
  18. Space Shark

    The Warrior Messiah, or Jesus Christ is a military leader

    Here's my latest alternate history pet project. Not for the easily offended Christian. The Beginnings of the Great Judaic Uprising By all accounts, the year 33AD should have been a fairly quiet year for the Roman Empire. Tiberius was settled on the isle of Capri, the senators running the...
  19. Jax

    How Would Jesus Christ Have Been Pronounced in the Ancient World?

    I am under the impression that it would be 'Yeesous Kristos'.
  20. Sumrbrez

    Did Jesus Christ have children?

    I am curious as to whether Jesus Christ ever had any children? I don't remember ever ready about this. I did read where he had brothers. They were called James and John.