There have been fictional legends about Jesus since the beginning. Even today, culture likes to twist Jesus' story to deceive and entertain. Knowing the truth is crucial for all believers.
Day One: Pagan gods
There are a number of people claiming that the accounts of Jesus as recorded in the New Testament are simply myths borrowed from pagan folklore, such as the stories of Osiris, Dionysus, Adonis, Attis, and Mithras. The claim is that these myths are essentially the same story as the New Testament's narrative of Jesus...
Day Two: India
There is no biblical support for the idea that Jesus meditated in India before beginning His ministry in Israel. Nor is there any evidence that He left the land of His birth at any time to go to India or anywhere else. Of the four Gospel accounts, only two mention the birth of Jesus...
Day Three: Tongues
The Bible offers no evidence that Jesus spoke in tongues. Many today see "tongues" as some sort of unintelligible, supernatural form of speech. Biblically, the gift of speaking in tongues occurs when someone speaks a language he does not know in order to edify someone who does speak that language...
Day Four: Zombie
Popular culture's interest in zombies and media portrayals of an imagined zombie apocalypse have prompted some to think of spiritual themes in relation to zombie lore. The question has arisen, "Could Jesus' resurrection have been a zombification?"...
Day Five: Hebrew vs. African
There are some groups, usually affiliated with some form of the "Black Hebrew" movement, who vehemently argue that Jesus was black/African in skin color/appearance. While this goes directly against the fact that the Bible declares Jesus' Jewishness, meaning He likely had light to dark brown skin...
For more, see: "Who are the true Israelites?"
Day Six: The Jesus Papers
In 2006, author Michael Baigent released a book entitled, "The Jesus Papers." The subtitle of the book is "Exposing the Greatest Cover-Up in History." The supposed cover-up exposed by "The Jesus Papers" is that Jesus survived the crucifixion and was alive as late as A.D. 45...
For more, see: "What is the Jesus Seminar?"
Day Seven: Jesus Christ Superstar
The rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice and the movie of the same name, directed by Norman Jewison, tell the story of the final days of Jesus. The opera's theme deals with fame and how popularity can deceive and corrupt...
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