Jesus Christ did exist. He is a historical person proven not just by the Bible, but by documents dating back to that time. Also, it has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that he was crucified and died.
What people debate is whether or not he rose again from the dead or whether His disciples came in the night and stole His body. To this, I can answer that He did indeed rise from the dead. It would have been entirely impossible for the disciples to steal the body because Jesus was buried in a rock hewn tomb that was covered by a gigantic boulder. Roman soldiers were placed on guard at the tomb. The boulder would have been impossible to move without significant effort and a great deal of noise. Even the heaviest sleepers would have woken up by the racket. Also, many people purport to have seen him after he rose from the dead. His burial shroud lay as if he had just lay in it. It was not disturbed by any normal movement, but completely flat as if someone had just completely vanished from underneath it. It could not have been done except by miraculous means.
The next proof of Jesus’ divinity lies in the well documented miraculous healings that have been worked through the centuries. Medical science has failed to come up with an explanation for the miracles at Lourdes and other places in which people have purportedly seen the Blessed Virgin Mary, Christ's mother.
We resist the redemptive work of Christ because it is an uncomfortable reminder of our need for repentance and living according to God's laws. It is easier to not believe in the saving work of Christ than to admit that there is something larger than ourselves that we are being held accountable to. To know that there is a God who judges our deeds is a truly humbling experience. It is much, much easier to think of ourselves as “ little gods”. However, we must acknowledge ourselves as creatures created by God and redeemed out of love.
Let us not be so proud that we think ourselves to be “gods” of our own destiny and that there is no God or No One who loved us so much that He paid the price for our many offenses against His sovereignty. If we humble ourselves in prayer and ask for faith, it will not be denied us.
“For God so loved the world that he sent His only begotten son so that whoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)