Did Jesus really come to earth?

There is considerable debate as to whether Jesus really existed. Some scholars note that Paul, who should have been a younger contemporary of Jesus, did not seem to realise that Jesus was a person who had lived in Palestine in the recent past. Historians take the view that if a person was mentioned in ancient writings that he probably did exist unless there is actual evidence to the contrary. So, on balance, Jesus is thought likely to have lived around two thousand years ago. On the other hand, whether Jesus was divine, as God or the Son of God, is a matter of faith alone.