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Gateway in Bethlehem, Source http://www.old-picture.com/middle-east/Room-the-Inn-No-001.htm (Public Domain)
Historians can become familiar with Julius Caesar or his nephew Octavian, later known as Caesar Augustus, by reviewing documents by or about them, and artifacts of the time in which they lived. Historians – or anyone else for that matter – may become familiar with Christ, in the same way.
But they become Christian only by knowing Him, the Second Person of the Trinity, Jesus Christ.
Christ is a reality to Christians. He has a fundamental impact on our lives. This does not make the facts about Him immaterial. Nor is it meant to suggest that the evidence for Christ’s existence and His teachings is in any way lacking.
But, in the end, it comes down to faith – something for which Christians are frequently belittled. The evidence may be compelling. Christ’s fulfillment of prophecy was certainly astounding. Belief cannot, however, be decreed.
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