4 Reason’s we can Trust the Bible
M = Manuscripts
Josh McDowell — If one discards the Bible as unreliable historically, then he or she must discard all the literature of antiquity. No other document has as much evidence to confirm its reliability
A = Archaeology
In an American court of law, what is the premise regarding the guilt of the accused?
Innocent until proven guilty.
Bible skeptics becoming overwhelmingly convinced that the events recorded in the Bible are true?
-Sir William Ramsey
Sir William Ramsey - Early in his career this is what he said concerning Luke & the Book of Acts
“A highly imaginative and carefully colored account of primitive Christianity.”
Later in his career
“I take the view that Luke’s history is unsurpassed in regard to its trustworthiness... you may press the words of Luke in a degree beyond any other historian’s and they stand the keenest scrutiny and the hardest treatment.”
Seals of the following Kings and Queens and Old Testament figures have been found:
Shebna the king’s steward,
Baruch the scribe of Jeremiah
Gemaryahu, scribe of King Josiah.
“It may be stated categorically that no archaeological discovery has ever controverted a Biblical reference. Scores of archaeological findings have been made which confirm in clear outline or exact detail historical statements in the Bible. And, by the same token, proper evaluation of Biblical descriptions has often led to amazing discoveries.”