Reliability of the Gospels V

Phase 3: Defense of Accurate Scribal Transcription In the past two posts, I demonstrated (biblically and extrabiblically) how the Apostles either wrote the Gospels or supplied their testimonies to the authors of the Gospels. If we can defend the reliability of testimony transmission up to the point of the Gospels being written down, can weContinue reading “Reliability of the Gospels V”

Reliability of the Gospels IV

Phase 2: Defense of Controlled Oral History (Cont.) Having shown that the Gospel of Mark is the eyewitness testimony of the Apostle Peter, we now turn to the other Gospels. The Gospel of Luke as Eyewitness Testimony Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us,Continue reading “Reliability of the Gospels IV”

Reliability of the Gospels III

Reliability of the Gospels (III) Phase 2: Defense of Controlled Oral History “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” MARK 16:15 The experiences of the Apostles and other eyewitnesses were meant to be told. Their memories of Jesus were never intended to remain as just memories; Jesus commanded that they beContinue reading “Reliability of the Gospels III”

Reliability of the Gospels II

Phase 1: Defense of Accurate Recall Skeptical Claim & Assumptions One might think that providing a defense of this first phase of testimony transmission is unnecessary. There was once a time when all that an apologist had to do was demonstrate that the Gospels could historically be traced back to eyewitnesses of Jesus. That isContinue reading “Reliability of the Gospels II”

Reliability of the Gospels I

Defending the Reliability of the Gospels There are many skeptical arguments that believers need to be prepared to respond to. One of the primary front-lines of defense is the reliability of the Gospels. A frequent claim that is made is that much of the Gospels were fabricated by the early Christian community. According to those critics, theContinue reading “Reliability of the Gospels I”