When speaking of the Jesus of history, you might want to tell people about the secular historic documents that speak of Jesus. All were early, mostly Roman, historians who documented events of their time. None were believers. These were Flavius Josephus, Tacitus, Mara bar Sarapion, Suetonius, The Babylonian Talmud, Pliny the Younger, and Phlegon of Tralles.

I believe that to reach nonbelievers, you need to start where they are at. Then, slowly bring them to an understanding of the truth of Christ. Of course, you also need to explain in depth that God is love. All they see of supposed Christians today are the hateful, mean spirited, heartless people who call themselves Christians.

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Ha ha ha. I love it. This is absolutely what I think of most churches. I don't even believe in denominations and definitely not church memberships or church homes. What happened to the body of Christ? This is the usual "We have all of the answers that nobody else does". You definitely hit the nail on the head.

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To accept Jesus, one must believe in the teachings of Jesus. The teachings of Jesus are love. If someone does not believe in being loving, they have not accepted Jesus. There is no covenant with people who do not believe the teachings of Jesus. Also, Jesus was God. Therefore, God was teaching. So, this is the same for all "religions". God came to teach people to be loving, not hateful or cruel. The truth is that anyone who knows God is loving. Anyone who is not loving does not know God. My favorite passage in the Bible (New Testament) is 1 John 4:8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. So, as I said, those who are hateful do not know God and do not speak for God. They speak for satan.

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Diana Montgomery

Diana Montgomery

What am I talking about?! I must be out of my everlovin’ mind. Maybe, maybe not. I can’t write everything here. Read my writing “Profile”.