As I have mentioned several times in this blog, the true threat to our culture in the future doesn’t come from Islam but from secularism which is growing at a much higher rate in the US (and around the world) than Islam. Many Christians are intimidated by secularists (atheists, agnostics … etc.), afraid to be seen as uneducated or backward religious nuts. As a result they begin to embrace certain secular viewpoints concerning things like the big bang theory, evolution, gay marriage, capital punishment … etc. In fact, there is no need to be intimidated by secularists. One needs only to be informed on these issues to stand up to the attacks on a biblical world view.
A few years ago there was a very popular secularist/agnostic video called Zeitgeist that made the claim that Jesus never existed. However it also claimed that 9/11 was carried out by the Bush administration, along with a few other silly ideas. Despite those claims the video has been viewed millions of times, and many of the baseless assertions have made their way into the worldview of the viewers. In the video below debunker Chris White offers a common sense response to the movie that provides a good resource for Christians in combatting similar claims.
One of the claims made in Zeitgeist is that Jesus never existed, and that the myth of Jesus was completely fabricated by the writers of the New Testament. Supposedly they based it on various pagan traditions, as Chris White addressed in his debunking video. The fact is there is as much textual evidence that Jesus existed as many other figures from the ancient world, and no credible historian, be they Christian, Jew, agnostic, or atheist, would make such a claim. Listen to this historian addressing the issue with an atheist in the video below.
I have other videos listed in my Origins section addressing evolution, creationism, intelligent design, and the big bang theory. The more knowledgeable you are about these issues the better prepared you will be to respond to those who challenge you about your faith.