Is this infinite being Bible God? Or Allah? Or Vishnu? Or maybe even another god? If you pick one, I want to know why one would be any more real than the other.The prophecies concerning Jesus about his birth, life, death and resurrection show that the God of the Bible is real, but since you equated Allah and Vishnu with God, please show me an example where either of those gods prophecied anything that came true. Prove it.
There is negligible evidence outside the NT as to the specifics of Jesus, and this evidence is all suspiciously constructed. Essentially it exists in 3 quotations:
- Testimonium Flavianum, which everyone admits has been tampered with, or on the extreme wholly inserted, since nobody quotes it until Eusebius suddenly "discovers" it.
- Annals of Tacitus, which also nobody quotes, and there have been suspicions that the whole work was faked by Bracciolini, for payment. "Tacitus" gives us nothing but unsubstantiated hearsay about Nero.
- Josephus' Antiquities, which notes Jesus being the brother of James, but the topic is obviously in the year 60AD, and strangely references another Jesus in the next few sentences, allowing for it being a fake insertion.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephus_on_Jesus#James_the_brother_of_Jesus
There are a whole heap of contemporary historians that fail to mention Jesus.
If you consider Paul to be a witness to Jesus in Galatians, Paul also gives us no historical information in his entire work that could be useful to verify against prophecy.
The evidence for the existence of Jesus is so vague that any person who existed at that time, who was martyred, could have been molded to fit supposed OT prophecy in the "narrative". Remember that the OT prophecy about Jesus was not declared in advance. The OT is a large tract of text, and parts of it were arbitrarily selected, as the subtleties in the story of Jesus were decided. The writer of Matthew obviously forcibly injects about 60 prophetic fulfillments into Mark as he redacted it; he creates questionable history about census, Egypt, Herod, double donkeys.
The OT does not specify that someone called Jesus would come at a certain date and be crucified at another certain date, and then be resurrected.
I'm reading my prophecy from here:http://www.jesus-is-lord.com/messiah.htm
This one claims he was "Of the seed of Abraham", and "Born of a virgin", "Heir to the throne of David", which is contradictory
"His name called Immanuel", not Jesus
In the list of supposed prophecy, I can see nothing that can be verified historically, outside the gospel narrative. When you look down the right column, you will see that most of the prophecy is documented in Matthew,
which gives you an idea of who the main culprit was for faking prophecy. If he copied from Mark, then why does it not all come from Mark?