This is a discussion that needs to be had because there are a lot of atheists out there who believe there never was a historical Jesus. These people often call themselves mythicists because they think Jesus is nothing more than a myth. So what I’m going to do in this post is defend the position that there was a historical Jesus. Bare in mind that this is not the same as saying that there was a theological Jesus. The two have almost nothing in common and are almost completely different.
But before we go into the evidence, there are some other things that need to be addressed. So let’s go.