To those who say that there’s no evidence that Jesus existed, I would ask what evidence is there that Shakespeare existed. I’m sure they would say that we have the words of Shakespeare as proof. If he didn’t write them, who did?
I would say the same of Jesus. Who said such incredibly wonderful words? Was it Matthew, Mark, Luke or John? Was it someone else? Whoever it was should be worshipped as God, because His words were divine and without precedent. The statement of the skeptic should rather be “I don’t believe THE EVIDENCE for the existence of Jesus.”
I would also ask the person who thinks that Jesus never existed what year it is. It’s been 2,000 years “since Christ” (AD). There’s a good clue. Of course, some don’t like to use “AD.” They prefer “CE,” which stands for “Common Era.” That’s how (in their minds) they get rid of Jesus.
Those of you who are CE folks should know that you are in agreement with another group who refuse to worship Jesus—the Jehovah’s Witnesses. They have been using CE in their literature since April, 1964.