User Profile: jdhelf

jdhelf

Member Since: May 17, 2011

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  • April 21, 2016 at 10:58pm

    J-MO;
    Appears that you may be searching, as you are responding to comments on a post about a book written by a Christian pastor. You won’t find me on any agnostic websites, or sites dedicated to a search for a missing link. Noted Jewish historian Flavius Josephus wrote of James, “the brother of Jesus the so-called Christ.”4 If Jesus wasn’t a real person why wouldn’t Josephus have said so?
    In another somewhat controversial passage, Josephus speaks more extensively of Jesus.5
    At this time there was a man who was called Jesus. His conduct was good, and he was known to be virtuous. And many people from among the Jews and other nations became his disciples. Pilate condemned him to be crucified, and he died. And those who had become his disciples did not abandon his discipleship. They reported that he had appeared to them three days after his crucifixion and that he was alive. Accordingly, he was thought to be the Messiah

  • April 21, 2016 at 10:49pm

    Historical Facts about Jesus:

    These early non-Christian sources provide the following facts about Jesus Christ:

    Jesus was from Nazareth.
    Jesus lived a wise and virtuous life.
    Jesus was crucified in Judea under Pontius Pilate during the reign of Tiberius Caesar at Passover time, being considered the Jewish king.
    Jesus was believed by his disciples to have died and risen from the dead three days later.
    Jesus’ enemies acknowledged that he performed unusual feats.
    Jesus’ disciples multiplied rapidly, spreading as far as Rome.
    Jesus’ disciples lived moral lives and worshiped Christ as God.
    This general outline of Jesus’ life agrees perfectly with the New Testament.1

  • April 21, 2016 at 10:47pm

    Noted Jewish historian Flavius Josephus wrote of James, “the brother of Jesus the so-called Christ.”4 If Jesus wasn’t a real person why wouldn’t Josephus have said so?

    In another somewhat controversial passage, Josephus speaks more extensively of Jesus.5

    At this time there was a man who was called Jesus. His conduct was good, and he was known to be virtuous. And many people from among the Jews and other nations became his disciples. Pilate condemned him to be crucified, and he died. And those who had become his disciples did not abandon his discipleship. They reported that he had appeared to them three days after his crucifixion and that he was alive. Accordingly, he was thought to be the Messiah.”6

    Although some of his words are in dispute, Josephus’ confirmation here of Jesus’ existence is widely accepted by scholars.7
    Pagan Sources: Several early pagan writers briefly mention Jesus or Christians prior to the end of the second century. These include Thallus, Phlegon, Mara Bar-Serapion and Lucian of Samosate.13 Thallus’ remarks about Jesus were written in a.d. 52, about twenty years after Christ.

    In total, nine early non-Christian secular writers mention Jesus as a real person within 150 years of his death. Interestingly, that is the same number of secular writers who mention Tiberius Caesar, the Roman emperor during Jesus’ time. If we were to consider Christian and non-Christian sources, there are forty-two who mention Jesus, compared to just ten for Tiberius.14

    Histor

  • [-1] April 15, 2016 at 8:36am

    Fox News is in bed with Trump just like the Matt (T)rudge Report so I would not give much credence to their poll numbers. CBS is likely a realistic snapshot. All the RINO Republicans should probably look at the multiple polls that show Trump losing his home state, my home state, to both Sanders and Clinton. I heard the broadcast as it happened on Trump’s favorite bible story. It was comical. In the same interview I heard Trump’s response when asked of government’s main purpose. His response was “security”, “security”, “health”, and “security”. I chuckled because the local radio host had three weeks earlier, in his own words, jumped off the Trump train because of the very limited answer that Trump gave during a debate on the government’s primary purpose.

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  • [9] March 7, 2016 at 3:47pm

    The problem with your assertion is that Revelation was authored by John in 90AD, 20 years or so after the destruction of the temple. What say ye?

  • [6] February 17, 2015 at 7:37am

    Just an indication of the collective IQ of the “protest mob”

  • [-1] October 8, 2014 at 10:30am

    Trust in God. There is always hope people. Every day people are diagnosed with “terminal” illness. http://www.budwig-videos.com/articles/20111205 http://www.cherylbroyles-gbm.com/

  • October 8, 2014 at 10:23am

    http://www.cherylbroyles-gbm.com/

  • [7] September 4, 2014 at 10:01am

    Christianity was and never has been a religion rather it is a relationship with the creator of the universe.

  • April 10, 2013 at 11:56am

    And why doesn’t MSNBC have an Audience?

  • April 1, 2013 at 11:00am

    Hoax!!!!
    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/wash-heights-abduction-prank-article-1.1304429

  • February 22, 2013 at 3:36pm

    There should be a crime rate map alongside the Brady Campaign map.

  • July 24, 2012 at 1:09pm

    I live in NY and it’s interesting that Mayor Gloomberg would encourage those who are supposed to uphold the law to break it. The Taylor Law prohibits law enforcement from striking. Of course Goomberg is just sowing the seeds of discontent which is exactly what he intends to do.

  • June 20, 2012 at 10:58pm

    My mother has worked for the Greece Central School District for over 25 years as a bus driver and now as a bus monitor. This story is very disturbing and I could not imagine if this was my mother and I had to watch her humiliated in such a manner. I live in Greece as well and I’m speechless!

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  • June 11, 2012 at 11:25pm

    In NY, Article 35 states, in sum and substance, that one can use deadly physical force to prevent death or serious physical injury to oneself or another. The father prevented serious physical injury. I live in under liberal NY law, I assume Texas law is not so much.

  • September 13, 2011 at 7:53am

    It’s already arrived! – Liberalism

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  • May 17, 2011 at 8:42am

    Apparently the mayor of Jerusalem is okay with Beck”s planned rally but Maddow isn’t. You can think what you want of Glenn Beck but the one thing the media can’t handle is that he’s innovative and always stepping out of the box. Maddow and the rest of them can’t compete with that so they simply criticize. We all do that to some extent when we feel envious or “out done” – just rain on the parade.