New Testament Criticism

How We Can Verify The Reliability Of The New Testament Narratives Of Jesus

One of the preeminent problems that I have observed in my study of the New Testament manuscript evidence, is the prevalence of false and misleading information that is disseminated by critics of the New Testament. The idea that what is written about Jesus in the New Testament is a myth or fabricated story, is utter nonsense. When we examine the actual text itself in the surviving manuscript copies, we find that every requirement for historically accurate text, honest testimony, and genuine narratives about Jesus, is met and surpassed by greater certainty than any other ancient literature in existence.

The Primary Issues Of New Testament Criticism

  • The New Testament was written closer to the events than any other ancient event in history.
  • The Four Gospels were written specifically as the fulfillment of all that the prophets had written for the Messiah, not as fictional novels as modern scholars assert.
  • There are more copies (24,593) of the New Testament manuscripts that have survived time and decay than any other manuscript copies in existence.
  • The text from these surviving manuscripts, when compared with our modern translation of the New Testament today, are virtually identical in all its basic principles about Jesus.
  • The allegation that the text of the New Testament has been changed over the past 2,000 years, by thousands of Textual Variants, is a deceitful fabrication. In fact, what is meant by a Textual Variant, is nothing more than misspelled words, alternative words, grammatical errors, and different ways of saying the exact same thing.

The facts of evidence proves that it is possible to know for certain if we can trust what is written about Jesus. The following are the resources available at this site which contain evidence to prove each of these important issues:

  1. When Were The Gospels Written?
  2. Were The Gospels Written By Eyewitnesses?
  3. Did The Gospel Writers Borrow From Each Other?
  4. Has The Text Of The New Testament Been Changed?
  5. Is The New Testament Filled With Errors?
  6. Were The Four Gospels Written Anonymously?
  7. The Body Of New Testament Evidence
  8. Are There Sources For Jesus Outside The New Testament?
  9. Is The New Testament A Valid Historical Narrative?
  10. Did Jesus Really Claim To Be God?

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