Secular humanists choose to overlook Jesus and His affirmation of the Genesis of God’s creation. Why should secular minds consider Jesus? People should consider Jesus for one’s own sincerity (John 7:17). Jesus professed the Creation account in Genesis.
Consider the witnesses of Jesus. How many eyewitness records would you need to examine to find someone guilty of a crime? How many eyewitness accounts would you have to examine to believe the accounts of an extraordinary event? The legal maxim for verifying past events states that truth is established to certainty by two or three primary sources. This is also the standard of proof for historical events.
Like many others, the Harvard law professor and principal founder of the Harvard Law School, Simon Greenleaf, professed to be an agnostic. A student challenged him to examine the Gospel testimonies according to the rules of evidence. In so doing, Greenleaf wrote of his examination and concluded that the Four Gospels are trustworthy. He came to believe and know that Jesus is the predicted Christ who is God come in the flesh. [“An Examination of the Testimony of the Four Evangelists“]
Applying the legal maxim of two or more accounts, the Gospel accounts like all other reports can be cross-examined for truth and deception by noting both consistency on two or more points and contradictions by two or three sources that cannot be harmonized.
By this standard, the writers of the Gospels testify of what they saw and heard, and report what other eyewitnesses affirm. Eyewitnesses who lived with the Apostles and learned from them affirm that the Gospels are genuine. These include early Christians like Clement of Rome, Papias, Polycarp, Ignatius, and Mathetes. In addition to these, there is another generation witnesses affirming these men including Justin, Melito, Hippolytus, Irenaeus, Clement of Alexandria, and Origen. These witnesses can be compounded throughout the generations. The Gospel testimonies remain for an honest examination for everyone to observe their sincere words, recognize their genuine faith in suffering, and consider their plea for pure and truthful living.
Affirmed by the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Septuagint, the Jewish Scriptures predicted an anointed Savior who was born the Son of God, and sent by God and His Spirit to suffer, die, and bodily rise to life again (Isa 9:6–7; 48:16; 52:13–53:12). The early Christian witnesses report that Jesus was that Messianic Savior who being God in the flesh did divine miracles (Acts 10:39–43). The church started upon the witnesses who experienced the bodily resurrection of Jesus (1 Cor 15:1–11). They knew that Jesus’s tomb was empty (Acts 2:29–32). Even, hostile sources affirmed this fact (Matt 28:11–15).
Jesus testified to the Genesis account of the creation of the universe saying, “But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.'” The Messiah was prophesied saying, “Indeed My hand has laid the foundation of the earth, And My right hand has stretched out the heavens; When I call to them,” (Isa 48:13). Those who love Him trust and know that Jesus’s words are true (Matt 19:4–9; Mark 10:5–9; John 5:31ff; 7:17). Read more about how Jesus proved Himself to be Christ.