Marie, what happened to all the folks who died before Christ was born? What happens to all those who live in places where no one has ever heard of Jesus? Did they/will they all go to hell? If so, then God is such a twisted, malevolent force that I have no interest whatsoever in being in his presence -- ever.
I believe Jesus did walk the earth. Jesus also said repeatedly that the Kingdom of God "is upon us." That was over 2,000 years ago. Seems like he needs a new calendar.