Sunday, June 11, 2017
THE RELIABILITY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT OFTEN COMES UNDER SCRUTINY. The Reason Most People Question The Authenticity Of The New Testament Has More To Do With Ignorance Than Being Scientific. For anybody to accept the New Testament as genuine, this need not be a matter of personal opinion rather there is solid evidence available to authenticate the historical accuracy of the documents that make up the accepted text.
F.F. Bruce provides an excellent introduction to the New Testament for those looking for such with his work The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? This book is considered a modern classic by many who seek to understand the New Testament.
F.F. Bruce is a trusted scholar who seeks to establish the truth of a matter. Bruce is not like so many pseudo-scholars who claim to be scholars but merely seek information to support their theses.
Although one is better off knowing Lord Jesus Christ and entering into an ongoing relationship with Him through the baptism of the Holy Spirit, if one truly desires to learn the truth of the Scriptures. Irrespective of how objective a scholar may be, each one’s own experience in spiritual matter will color each one’s expression.
When it comes to reading the New Testament Greg Gilbert makes an valid point in his article Debunking Stupid Statements about the Bible: An Exercise in Biblical Transmission.
In Archaeology and the Historical Reliability of the New Testament, Peter S. Williams examines the historical reliability of the New Testament in the light of the findings of archaeology.
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