International Christian Concern | Nov. 28, 2018
Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, has offended both Christians and Muslims by claiming that there is no historical record of Jesus Christ. This claim, made in a November 20 speech by Prime Minister Khan, has been viewed as a direct attack on Christianity by the country’s Christian minority.
The claim that there is no historical record for Jesus has been globally criticized by both Muslims and Christians. According to Muslim scholars, Jesus is referred to in the Quran 187 times and is considered to be a prophet of Islam. In addition to the Biblical accounts of Jesus, Christian scholars have referenced the historical works of Flavius Josephus and Tacitus both of which make reference to Jesus.