Ep. 53 The Bible is Reliable Both Inside and Out

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18 mins 13 sec

There are standard tests historical documents go through to find out if their historically reliable. And the Bible pulls through: both looking inside and outside to other books that talk about the events of the New Testament!

 

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0:00 – INTRO

 

1:09 – CHRISTIANITY DEPENDS ENTIRELY ON JESUS. THE NT IS THE PRIMARY SOURCE ABOUT JESUS.

 

1:50 – 3 TESTS: 1. BIBLIOGRAPHIC TEST (*Check out Ep. 52), 2. INTERNAL TEST, 3. EXTERNAL TEST

 

2:35 – 2. INTERNAL TEST: what’s written in the NT. ERRORS IN THE BIBLE? NO ERRORS IN THE BIBLICAL MANUSCRIPTS: overwhelming majority are variant readings that are mostly grammatical. Or word order. Or synonyms. Bruce Metzger: LESS THAN 40 OF 20,000 LINES – NOT SURE WHICH IS ORIGINAL (quoted in Geisler and Nix, A General Introduction to the Bible (Chicago: Moody Press, 1986), 475.).

 

5:06 – WE AREN’T MISSING ANYTHING; WE HAVE TOO MUCH.

 

6:19 – VARIANT READINGS HELP CONFIRM THE ORIGINAL TEXT. 5,000 MANUSCRIPTS PROVE ORIGINAL MESSAGE

 

8:03 – CONTRADICTIONS IN THE BIBLE? (2. INTERNAL TEST cont’d). SO-CALLED “CONTRADICTIONS” ARE INTERPRETATION MISTAKES. Still conveys the message of the Bible.

 

10:45 – REVIEW!: MANUSCRIPTS (1. BIBLIOGRAPHIC, 2. INTERNAL, 3. EXTERNAL), AUTHORS

 

11:24 – 3. EXTERNAL TEST:  HISTORICAL WRITINGS? ARCHEOLOGY? *Gary Habermas, The Historical Jesus: 17 NON-CHRISTIAN WRITINGS that confirm NT.

 

13:08 – 140+ ARCHEOLOGICALLY CONFIRMED FINDINGS

 

14:00 – SO WHAT? NT IS HISTORICALLY RELIABLE & TRUSTWORTHY

 

15:47 – WHAT’S YOUR NEXT STEP? ASK SOMEONE WHO DOUBTS

 

17:00 – THANK YOU & WRAP UP

 

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