I recently was horrified by some social media posts that proclaimed Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ child of God, was "a fraud."
This not only angers me, it breaks my heart as well.
The proof of course is there were witnesses numbering in the tens of thousands, maybe even hundreds of thousands. Witnesses that could confirm the miracles, and the good works of Jesus.
From John Chapter 21 Verse 25
"And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen."
There are many actual historical figures that wrote about this man Jesus of Nazareth, that provide proof that the man existed. My favorite is Joseph ben Matthias, also known as Flavius Josephus. So named by the Romans who imprisoned him, and then made him an interpreter.
My source for this information comes from Mark Eastman's book
Historical Evidence for Jesus of Nazareth.
"Now, there was about this time, Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man, for he was a doer of wonderful works-a teacher of such men as received the truth with pleasure. He drew over to him both many of the Jews and many of the gentiles. He was [the] Christ; and when Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal men amongst us, had condemned him to the cross, those that loved him at the first did not forsake him, for he appeared to them alive again the third day, as the divine prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other wonderful things concerning him; and the tribe of Christians, so named from him, are not extinct at this day."
There are of course many more non-Christian authors that prove the existence of our Christ, yet many still say his followers are being duped, and that his ministry is based in lies.
When they say "Jesus is a fraud" just know this:
The day shall come, when they see their thoughts, beliefs, and false teachings are completely, utterly wrong.
I pray it will not be too late for them to beg forgiveness.