Was Jesus Just a Myth?
by Drew Covert
As I mentioned in my podcast earlier this week, one of the first things to make me seriously consider Christianity was the discovery that Jesus actually existed in history. This came as a complete shock to me. I had always assumed that Jesus was a myth just like Zeus, Apollo, Osiris, Mithras and a host of other ancient gods. But the fact that Jesus was a living breathing person that walked the earth changed the dynamic dramatically.
There are a handful of scholars that still believe that Jesus was a myth. They are pretty much on the fringes of the discipline however. The overwhelming majority do believe he existed in history. Just so we are clear, this does not mean they believe he was God. But even the skeptical scholar Bart Ehrman, who has written several books attempting to discredit the Bible, recently published a book arguing that the historical Jesus existed…