Articles about the Reliability
of the Bible
Can Christians support the claim that the Bible is God's revelation reliably transmitted to us through its authors? This talk/article examines how we know the Gospels are reliable historical documents. When we read them we have every good reason to believe they give us an accurate picture of what really happened 2000 years ago and their relevance to us.
Just how does God communicate with us? Does Biblical inspiration mean the authors simply took dictation?
Skeptics say the information that was written in the Bible (e.g. about Jesus' post-resurrection appearances) were passed on unreliably so legends grew. Was the Oral Tradidtion just a giant game of Telephone?
A careful study shows that the authors of the Gospels were credible eyewitnesses or drew from eyewitness sources. In addition, there is remarkable consistency. Any contradictions are only apparent.
Several reliable ancient historians outside of the Bible give testimonies about Christ. They were Jewish and Roman and had no reason to be partial to Jesus Christ or the early Christians. Even liberal scholars agree on the basic picture given when we combine these testimonies.
Discover the conclusions of the best archaeologists.
Comparing the copies we have of the Gospels with those of other well-known ancient works like Plato, scholars conclude that the Gospels were copied with 98% accurately. The 2% error is made up of insignificant changes like spellings of names.
The anti-supernatural bias of skeptics is unwarranted since they cannot prove there is no God who acts in history. Explore the nature of faith and proof.
What is faith based on? Do we need "100% proof" in order to believe something?
Christianity's claims stand or fall on historical events and documents rather than on myths, legends, rituals and theological or philosophical systems.
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