In this final part of our study we will discuss the reliability of the Old and New Testaments. Can we be sure that the copies we have now are exact replicas of the original manuscripts that we no longer have? You can reference part 1 & part 2 here.
First we will talk about historicity (historical authenticity).
- All of the New Testament was written by eye witnesses or by those who interviewed eye witnesses.
- No original texts exist today, only copies or manuscripts.
Reliability of the Old Testament Texts:
- Different sets of scribes throughout the years copied them by hand.
- The next few quotes, from the book Beyond Belief by Josh McDowell, show the painstaking processes taken to preserve the Word of God and their overwhelming results. Read more →