2.No evidence for the Roman plot

Second, there is no evidence for any such plot on the part of Christians at Rome, as presumed by Schonfield. Of course, one can argue anything without the

45 Ibid., pp. 50–51.

46 See Habermas, The Resurrection of Jesus: An Apologetic, chapter 3 for several additional indications of Jesus’ claims to deity. For an argument for the deity of Christ even for those who do not accept the trustworthiness of the New Testament, see Terry L. Miethe and Gary R. Habermas, Why Believe? God Exists!(Joplin: College Press, 1993), chapter 27.