It’s always fascinating to me that so many want to suggest that Christianity borrows stories from other pagan religions when those ancient religions have next to no textual witnesses. The New Testament, on the other hand, has tens of thousands of copies in multiple languages, with only a few decades passing between the original and the copies we have. Unlike most manuscripts from antiquities that have hundreds of years between the few available copies found and when the story was originally told, God’s Word has copies from when disciples of the Apostles were still alive. Not to mention the tens of thousands of manuscripts written by those same patristic fathers, all quoting from Scripture so much that the New Testament could be rewritten simply through the quotations. What a tremendous blessing!
00:01:55 – Check out the newest episode of the Open Hearts Podcast over on Brooke’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fTA_HJeOEs&t=7s 00:03:10 – Watch @Polite Leader ‘s Halloween episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsJqO9gitDw 00:03:50 – Don’t miss this important episode on Law & Liberty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIBnwrxi5dI 20:00 – For more information check out the Church History episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lseeaurg-p8 00:24:50 – What is Cannon and how do we know it’s accurate? 00:32:00 – How did the early church fathers know what was Cannon? 00:35:00 – Are there contradictions in Scripture? Veritas Domain: https://veritasdomain.wordpress.com Our conversation together: https://afterthoughtbybiblicalbeginnings.podbean.com/e/episode16-pastor-jim-co-hosts-what-about-contradictions/ 00:42:30 – How do we know that the four Gospels in the Bible are the right ones? 00:49:40 – How do we know that the authors are correct? 00:51:25 – Did the NT writers know they were writing Scripture? 00:54:30 – Textural Variants 01:02:00 – The verses that shouldn’t be in Scripture 01:06:55 – Can we trust the translations? Dr. Michael Kruger’s lectures: https://www.michaeljkruger.com https://youtu.be/u2F0Kp-CjgM https://youtu.be/PaRahmFpdY4 https://youtu.be/GwgwGjxmjaE Dr. James White & Bart Ehrman debate https://youtu.be/moHInA9fAsI https://youtu.be/K2Mp4v8VQwQ Dr. White Cannon lecture: https://youtu.be/BqcwcxoxoUo https://youtu.be/LuiayuxWwuI Dr. Bill Mounce lectures: https://youtu.be/yyo7kbXtrkI https://youtu.be/i7anmem79DA The Masters Seminary lectures: https://youtu.be/kCECFrMZQRU https://youtu.be/0FMAdRWS1BY