The Historical Jesus
These are the people in Ancient times who wrote about Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
Cornelius Tacitus: (AD55-120) Roman historian.
Suetonius: Roman historian and court official during the reign of the Emperor Hadrian.
Pliny the Younger: Roman governor in Bithynia AD112
Tallus, a secular writer writing circa AD52
Phlegon wrote a history called Chronicles.
Mara Bar-Serapion: Syrian stoic philosopher who wrote a letter from prison to his son circa 70AD. He compares Jesus to the philosophers Socrates and Pythagoras.
Josephus ben Mattathias: 37-100AD, Jewish priest, general and historian.
Lucian of Samosate: Greek satirist later half of 2nd century spoke scornfully of Christ and the Christians but never argued that Jesus never existed.
The Babylonian Talmud
Flavius Josephus: Jewish historian and Roman citizen. Born 37AD, died 96AD.
I had no idea whether it was the right thing or the wrong thing to do, all I knew was that it was legal. I helped someone close to me who I thought needed it, so I took them to the doctor and I paid for it.
Decades passed by and I never gave it a thought. I did not know if my subconscious was making me act in ways that were detrimental to myself or others because of what I had done. I had no idea.
A few years after I was converted I married a woman who said they were Christian. I had already become anti-abortion because of a book I read by Ronald Reagan. One day my wife told me she was pregnant and that she decided she wanted to have an abortion.
I was devastated. I felt betrayed and was shocked that a woman who called herself a Christian would even think of doing such a thing.
Our marriage soon dissolved and I lost all trust for so called Christian women.
After 9/11 I met someone who was in the pro-life movement and they asked if I wanted to get involved and I jumped at the opportunity because I wanted to make amends for the two abortions I had directly or indirectly was involved with in my life.
A man from Ohio made huge anti abortion trucks that needed someone who had a CDL license to drive and I already had one.
I drove the trucks all over New York City and the Jersey Shore.
By doing this, I was able to experience first hand, the hatred that people who are pro abortion have for us who are pro-life. We had bullet proof windows on the trucks and they were needed along with our bullet proof vests.
I went to the Washington D.C. March for life and I saw the trucks there too.
For many years I have prayed in front of abortion clinics and there too have experienced the hatred from passersbys.
A couple of years ago I marched in St. Augustine, Florida and after the march I listened to many speeches. One speech hit me hard, it was given by the founder of Rachel’s Vineyard. This is an organization that operates throughout the world and is for both men and women who need to recover from the sin of abortion.
I found out they have retreats all over the country. I went to one and it was one if not the best healings I have had in my life. They are all about love. They allow the love of God to heal all who attend.
Because Rachel’s Vineyard allowed the Holy Spirit to bestow His love that weekend, I was healed of the abortions. I forgave myself and those who had them, but most important of all I made contact with two precious children who had been rooting and praying for me all those years of whom I had given no thought. They showed me how much they love me and that they are happy in heaven. I wrote them letters and apologized for my lack of prior understanding when it came to them.
I have had many, many numerous healings in my life, but the healing of taking part in the vicious death of an innocent is something I never thought of, nor ever thought was available, nor ever thought I needed.
If you or anyone you know ever had or was in anyway involved in an abortion I tell you the truth, please get yourself or them to a Rachel’s Vineyard retreat. You will not be disappointed in the love of God.