Can we admit the New Testament Documents as Evidence?    

Can we admit the NT Documents as Evidence?

Since the New Testament documents:

1. Were written by eyewitnesses or those with direct access to eyewitness testimony;

2. Were written within one generation following the death of Jesus in 32 C.E. when they could be easily challenged;

3. Were widely translated and disseminated in the ancient world, which means that there was ample opportunity for opponents to challenge what was written;

4. Demonstrate remarkable superiority of record compared to other ancient documents that are widely accepted by scholars;

5. Give an extremely high confidence that what is written in the Bible we buy at Walmart accurately reflects what was written by the original authors;

I believe that we can look at the New Testament to help us understand the circumstances surrounding Jesus' death.

Do you agree?


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