Biblical Reliability

What Difference Would the Bones of Jesus Make? (Podcast) – Christian Article

In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the case for the Talpiot Tomb and the alleged burial ossuary of Jesus. Have we discovered the tomb of Jesus and the Holy Family? If so, what difference would this make to the case for Christianity? Can lay people accurately assess the evidence in the first place?  Subscribe to the Cold-Case Christianity Weekly Podcast on iTunes, or add the podcast from our RSS Feed. For more information about the reliability…

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The Definition of Forensic Faith and the Reason Why Christians Ought to Cultivate It (Video) – Christian Article

What is the true definition of “faith” from a Christian perspective? Why does the definition matter, and how can it help us to better make the case for Christianity? In this clip from J. Warner’s class on the Resurrection (offered at Southern Evangelical Seminary), J. Warner provides several tools and strategies for investigating and mastering the evidence for the Resurrection. To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For more information about the nature of…

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What Approach Did You Take When Investigating the New Testament? (Video) – Christian Article

Doesn’t everyone investigate the claims of the gospels when deciding if Christianity is true? Why should more people take an investigative approach when reading the New Testament? In this interview with Patrick & Tony from Cave to the Cross Apologetics, J. Warner talks about the case for Christianity, the nature of faith, and the role of evidential and presuppositional apologetics. Be sure to check out other Cave to the Cross podcasts! To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace,…

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Why I Rarely Share My Personal Testimony and Why Shouldn’t Be Quick to Share Yours (Video) – Christian Article

In this devotional, given to the staff at Samaritan’s Purse, J. Warner describes the way contemporary Christians have reinterpreted the nature of Christian “testimony.” How did the earliest Christians use this word, and what does their use of the term tell us about our duty as Christians? Be sure to visit the great work Samaritan’s Purse is doing with Operation Heal Our Patriots: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/coldcasechristianity To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For more information…

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When and How Much Should We Rely on Biblical Experts? (Video) – Christian Article

Cold case detective, J. Warner Wallace discusses Cold-Case Christianity with Brady Blevins from the Atheist Christian Book Club. In this clip, J. Warner answers an objection leveled by an atheist in the group: Readers see that you (J. Warner) seem to agree with some scholars in your book but disagree with others. How does this make sense? J. Warner addresses this issue as he describes the nature of circumstantial evidence. To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist.…

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How Can We Be Sure of the Early Dating of the Gospels? (Video) – Christian Article

Cold case detective, J. Warner Wallace discusses Cold-Case Christianity with Brady Blevins from the Atheist Christian Book Club. In this clip, J. Warner answers an objection leveled by an atheist in the group: Many scholars believe the Gospels are written after the destruction of the Jewish Temple in 70AD. Why should we believe they were written any earlier? J. Warner addresses this issue as he describes the nature of circumstantial evidence. To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube…

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The True Nature of Eyewitness Testimony Explains the Differences in the Gospels (Video) – Christian Article

In this video, recorded as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Course at Southern Evangelical Seminary, J. Warner Wallace describes the nature of eyewitness testimony. Given the reality of eyewitness testimony, why would anyone be surprised about the degree to which the gospels differ? For more information about Southern Evangelical Seminary, please visit their website: www.ses.edu. To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For more information about the reliability of the New Testament gospels and…

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Why Reasonable Doubt Is A Sufficient Standard When Investigating Christianity (Video) – Christian Article

In this video, recorded as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Course at Southern Evangelical Seminary, J. Warner Wallace describes the Standard of Proof used in criminal trials and why this standard is sufficient when investigating Christianity. J. Warner also describes why we need to be able to communicate the standard to others before we begin making the case for Christianity. For more information about Southern Evangelical Seminary, please visit their website: www.ses.edu. To see more training videos with J. Warner…

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How Can the New Testament Be Inerrant If There Are Variants in the Ancient Manuscripts? (Video) – Christian Article

In this clip from a Summit Worldview Conference session, cold-case detective, J. Warner Wallace, defines the notion of “inerrancy”. How can we call the New Testament the “inerrant word of God” when we don’t possess any original documents, and there are so many variations between the ancient manuscripts we do have? To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For more information about the reliability of the New Testament gospels and the case for Christianity,…

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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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