Christianity could not possibly be so, since whom is trying to control whom, for what benefit? The Bible was written by over 40 authors over 3000 years, by kings, prisoners, farmers, tax collectors, warriors, people from all walks of life. There is no motivation for control from a single perspective. In fact the Bible tells rulers to be servants to the people, so if its trying to control anyone, its the people in authority who are told to be subjected to God and treat the people fairly.
Jesus fulfilled Old Testament prophecy, and His disciples who knew Him lost faith in Him when He was crucified. Then after 3 days they became so convinced that He truly did conquer death that they went to their own deaths for that testimony. They would have known if it were true or false if Jesus really did rise from the dead. I think you just have a bias against God and Jesus Christ based on your desire, as stated above, to neglect authority over you. As The Bible says, you did not like to retain the knowledge of God in your thinking because of your lustful desires to disobey the standards of morality of God, so that you could do whatever you wanted to do, just as Satan does.
The Bible is the only book in history that is over 60 books compiled together, written by over 40 different authors over 3000 years, all who claimed inspiration from the same God, who never contradicted Himself, and claimed to know the future.
God exists outside of time, so He knows the future. The Bible is the only religious text in the world that dares to predict the future, and is correct every time. No other book in the world is like it, and no other religion dares to expose themselves with false-predictions. However, The Bible boldly predicts the future, proclaiming that it is the inspired word of God proudly and authoritatively. The Bible is divided into 2 parts; the Old Testament, and the New Testament. The Old Testament was written over 2000 years ago, before the birth of Christ, and foretold His coming in intricate detail.
Isaiah 42:9 God declares "Behold, the former things have come to pass, Now I declare new things; Before they spring forth I proclaim them to you." and Isaiah 46:9-10 God says 'I am God and there is no one like Me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things which have not been done'
As I said, since God exists beyond time, He sees the entire timeline and is able to tell us what will happen before it happens. Let's look at some prophecy in Jewish scripture that was written BEFORE Christ by many hundreds of years;
The Book of Daniel was written 500 years before the birth of Jesus. In Chapter 9, Daniel predicts the very day that the Messiah would enter Jerusalem and present himself as king for the first time. The prophecy states that 69 weeks of years (69 x 7 = 483 years) would pass from the decree to rebuild Jerusalem until the coming of the Messiah. 3 Since Daniel was written in Babylon during the Jewish captivity after the fall of Jerusalem, this prophecy was based on the Babylonian 360-day calendar. Thus, 483 years x 360 days = 173,880 days.
According to records found in the Shushan (Susa) Palace, and confirmed in Nehemiah 2:1, the decree to rebuild Jerusalem was issued by the Persian king, Artaxerxes Longimanus, on March 5, 444 BC. Remarkably, 173,880 days later (adjusting for leap years), on March 30, 33 AD, Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey (fulfilling the prophecy in Zechariah 9:9).4 Five days later, Jesus was crucified on a Roman cross just outside Jerusalem. (Actually, the form of his execution and even his last words were foretold hundreds of years earlier in Psalm 22.) Three days later, the New Testament accounts declare that Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday, fulfilling numerous other prophecies of the long-awaited Messiah.
Isaiah 49 The Messiah had to be bring the non-jewish people of the world (Gentiles) to worship the God of Israel
Isaiah 53 says this Messiah will be bruised, beaten, and killed, be rejected by His own people, buried with the rich, and then have His days prolonged (ressurrection).
Daniel 9:24 says the Messiah will come and die for our sins BEFORE the destruction of the 2nd temple (2000 years ago!)
Micah 5:2 The Messiah had to be born in Bethlehem.
Isaiah 7:14 The Messiah had to be born of a virgin.
Psalm 22 reveals that the Messiah was to be crucified, peirced through the hands and feet and have his bones all out of joint
Jesus came according to prophecy right when He had to before the destruction 2nd temple 2000 years ago, and was rejected by Israel, crucified, buried with the rich (which was a rarity for convincted criminals), and then rose from the dead, then the temple was destroyed. The jews have been without a temple now for around 2000 years, and now, 2000 years later, the Gentile world now worships the God of Israel because of this Jesus of Nazareth, the most influential jew in the history of mankind; the most influential man in the history of mankind.
There are hundreds of prophecies in The Bible, this is just one of them that is so powerful, it's undeniable.
The true God is the only God who has interacted in time and space throughout history. Zeus is mythology created at one time, and Allah only introduced himself to Muhammad about 1400 years ago, with no prior revelation. The God of The Bible has been with man since the beginning, and revealed Himself progressively throughout the 4000 year history of Israel, sending dozens of prophets over and over again to confirm his timelessness.
Allah is Satan, and can be demonstrated to be so.
The quran was written 6 centuries after The Bible was completed, and Muslims do not believe in The Bible. The Bible was before the Quran, but Muslims reject it! Islam attempts to make you doubt ALL the revelations of God given to humanity before Muhammad was born. Isn't that convenient? God sent dozens of prophets, each that confirmed the next, and foretold the coming of the Messiah who would die for the sins of the world (Isaiah 53). They said that the Messiah would bring an end to the prophets (Daniel 9:24), bring the final Covenant (Malachi 3:1), and that false prophets would come after the Messiah (Matthew 24:24).
In the New Testament of Jesus Christ, God warned us that Satan the devil would come as an angel of light and preach a false religion. All the prophets of God spoke with God, however, the false prophet Mohammad spoke with an angel only! Look at what God warned us; 'And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.' (2 Corinthians 11:14) and 'But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!' (Galatians 1:8) Mohammad met Satan 600 years after God warned us in the New Testament, and then Satan, calling himself 'allah', created the false religion of Islam.
The entire purpose of Islam is to deny everything that God revealed through the prophets, and finally, in the person of Jesus Christ. Between the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, which are over 2000 years old and match perfectly what we use today, and the 24000 manuscripts of the New Testament, we can know 100% for certain that The Bible has never been changed. Infact, The Bible is the most trust worthy book in all of antiquity. Muslims claim their scriptures are authentic because they haven't changed in 1400 years. While that is simply not true, the more important fact is that The Bible has been proven to be preserved for over 2000 years. It is an old Islamic lie to claim The Bible is corrupt, because if The Bible is true, that means Islam is not true; The Bible teaches the total opposite of the quran.
God would never make us trust a single prophet; how could we verify that his words are true? God instead gave us many prophets, and they all confirmed each other. The only thing Jesus ever said about Muhammad was this; 'This is the antichrist, he who denies that Jesus is the Christ. No one who denies the Son has the Father. He who confesses the Son has the Father also.' (1 John 2:22-23)