Jesus answered and said,
I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent,
and hast revealed them unto babes.
Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
All things are delivered unto me of my Father:
and no man knows the Son, but the Father;
neither knows any man the Father, save the Son,
and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
You can know Jesus Christ is real if you acknowledge that there is God. The choice is to believe that there is a God or to believe that there is no God at all. You can never know that Jesus Christ has ever existed if you don’t believe that there is a God, an intelligent higher being who controls everything there is in this world. There is no real Jesus Christ if there is no God at all. Do you believe in God? This issue that must be resolved before proving the reality of Jesus Christ.
Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
Jesus Christ is the Word, a spiritual being, who lives before eternity. The man Christ Jesus is but a little part of His real overall identity. We can never know Jesus Christ without the help and revelation of God. Actually, the God that I been referring to is the Father of Jesus Christ. Only the Father knows the Son and only the Son knows the Father.
Next, we can know Jesus Christ through His spoken words in the gospel with the help of His Father and the Holy Spirit. The Lord has the endorsement of His Father that everyone must pay attention to all what is saying. “Hear ye Him” because He is the beloved Son in whom the Father is well pleased. You believe in God, you must also believe in Him.
He that hath my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me: and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
He that loves me not keeps not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.
These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Finally, the revelation of the Father comes to the “babes” and not to wise and prudent. You can only come to know Jesus Christ if you become a baby again, a person who is humble enough and open to God for mystical manifestation of Christ from within. This could be the born again experience wherein something happens to you, not knowing where it is coming from, but it does happen.
We know Christ and we have the blessed relationship with the Father even though the Bible is under fire. Many are questioning the veracity of the Bible. Some scholars found some flaws in the Bible. We cherish the Bible but our hope is anchored in Jesus Christ. Our faith is established in God. We love God with all our heart, soul and mind so we know Jesus does exist.
The wise and the prudent may question the Scriptures and they have the right to do so. On the other hand, they have no right to question our mystical experience which is humanly inadequate to explain how Jesus Christ is real to us. We don’t question the intelligence of our critics as long as they don’t question our experience in Christ.
Hundreds of religious and secular books were written, casting doubts to the real existence of Jesus. We are not relying on the historical accounts of the life and death of Christ. More importantly to us are the words, the truth and spirit of the teachings of Christ that the Holy Spirit has preserved for us.