Biblical Reliability

The Case for the Reliability of the New Testament (Free Bible Insert) – Christian Article

I’ve written quite a bit about the reliability of the New Testament eyewitness accounts in Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels and at ColdCaseChristianity.com. I believe there are many good reasons to accept the Gospels as eyewitness accounts, and I’ve focused on four characteristics of reliable eyewitness testimony to demonstrate the trustworthy nature of the Gospels. In an effort to summarize the case for the New Testament in a different way, I’d like to offer…

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Quick Shot Responses to “The Bible condones slavery” (Cold-Case Christianity S5E13) – Christian Article

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “The Bible condones slavery.” Critics claim the Bible either celebrates or condones the notion of slavery, but is this true? What definitions of “slavery” do they presuppose when making this claim? These Quick Shot responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about God with your friends and family members. They are also available on the…

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Quick Shot: “You can’t trust the Bible because it was written by humans” – Christian Article

Our “Quick Shot” series offers brief answers to common objections to the Christian worldview. Each response is limited to one paragraph. These responses are designed to (1) answer the objection as concisely as possible, (2) challenge the objector to think more deeply about his or her claim, and (3) facilitate a “gospel” conversation. In this article, we’re offering “Quick Shot” responses to the objection, “You can’t trust the Bible because it was written by humans.” Response #1:“Can you trust Charles…

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Two Hidden Science Facts in the Passion Week – Christian Article

Why should we trust the gospel accounts related to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, and how might we evaluate their reliability? As I first examined the Gospels, I found two pieces of hidden science lending credibility to the eyewitness accounts. The Gospel authors included two incredulous observations, even though they didn’t completely understand what they had seen (or what had been seen by others) at the time of the initial writings. Only years later, as our understanding of biology…

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Every Easter Sermon Is Built on the Reliability of the Gospel Eyewitnesses – Christian Article

Christian leaders have been preaching Easter messages for over two thousand years. In fact, the first Christian leaders were eyewitnesses of the Resurrection and their message was, in large part, simply their eyewitness testimony. In the years immediately following the Resurrection of Jesus, the apostles preached in a variety of geographic locations and cultural situations. Wherever they went, they shared the case for the Resurrection. The eyewitnesses built their case directly upon their own personal experiences with the Risen Christ.…

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Examining the Claims of Theism and Christianity with Russ Garret (Podcast) – Christian Article

J. Warner Wallace talks with Russ Garrett from The Coffee Break about the evidence for Christianity. What are the common objections to Christianity and how can these be answered? What approach can we take to defend the truth of Christianity? You can also subscribe to the Cold-Case Christianity Weekly Podcast on iTunes, or add the podcast from our RSS… This is Only a Snippet of a Christian Article written by J. Warner Read Full Article

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Separating Biblical Artifacts from Evidence (Podcast) – Christian Article

In this podcast, recorded during a church presentation, J. Warner Wallace provides an investigative template from Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels to examine the variants in the oldest manuscripts of the New Testament gospels. What investigative techniques (learned at crime scenes) can be employed to evaluate these variants? How do these investigative approaches help us reconcile any differences between the manuscripts? You can also subscribe to the Cold-Case Christianity Weekly Podcast on iTunes, or…

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Quick Shot: “Jesus is a ‘copycat’ savior” – Christian Article

Our “Quick Shot” series offers brief answers to common objections to the Christian worldview. Each response is limited to one paragraph. These responses are designed to (1) answer the objection as concisely as possible, (2) challenge the objector to think more deeply about his or her claim, and (3) facilitate a “gospel” conversation. In this article, we’re offering “Quick Shot” responses to the objection, Quick Shot: “Jesus is a ‘copycat’ savior; copied from prior mythologies that are strikingly similar to…

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