Only a fool contests facts! No one in his or her right senses argues with reality. In a court of law, admittable evidences are those founded on verifiable, valid, facts. Yet what is considered reality usually depends on the perception of the observer.
At the time of Jesus’ ministry on earth, Israel was under the colonial rule of the Roman Empire. Rome was like the world’s super power of that time, so the Israelites expected the Messiah to emancipate them from subordination to the Roman rule. Their expectation of a messiah was predicated on this mentality.
When Jesus came on the scene, and his disciples witnessed Jesus display extraordinary abilities, many of His disciples thought he was the one to emancipate Israel from the Roman rule. They knew he could use His supernatural power to do so.
The resurrection of Jesus from the dead was the climax of all His miracles, so His disciples were astonished and they asked him ‘Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?’ (Acts 1:6). He replied them saying ‘It is not for you to know the times or the