A number of authors and scholars are saying that Jesus never existed. Such assertions could have been ignored in an earlier age. But in the age of the Internet and self-publishing, these arguments have gained enough traction that some of the world’s leading New Testament scholars feel compelled to publicly take them on. Those who argue against Jesus bring up the following points: The uncanny parallels between pagan stories in the ancient world and the stories of Jesus. There are no credible sources outside the Bible that say Jesus existed. The Apostle Paul never referred to a historical Jesus.