An excellent question! One that everyone should ask. The answer is yes, absolutely! The life and existence of Jesus in the first century can be confirmed through a number of secular sources. Click on the following links to see specific details about this subject:

Historical Evidence of the Gospel Account: Herod and John the Baptist

Historical Evidence of the Gospel Account: The Death of Herod

Historical Evidence of the Gospel Account: Murder of James, the Brother of Jesus

Historical Evidence of the Gospel Account: Josephus speaks of Jesus

Historical Evidence of the Gospel Account: Roman Senator Tacitus speaks of Christ and the Early Church

Historical Evidence of the Gospel Account: Roman Historian Suetonius

Is there historical evidence that can confirm the life and existence of Jesus?