The opposing side alleges to have accurate and reliable evidence to disprove the reliability of the New Testament; however, there are clear ways to refute their claims.
The New Testament accounts are reliable. We know this because the writers lived early enough in the First Century to be true eyewitnesses of the events described. The testimonies given were also verified by outside sources and evidence and were not corrupted over time. Finally, the motives possessed by the authors were not biased.
The reliability of the New Testament accounts matters to Christians. As stated by J. Warner Wallace, “While we are often willing to spend time reading the Bible, praying, or participating in church programs and services, few of us recognize the importance of becoming good Christian case makers.” Now that we are able to make a case, based on evidence, to strongly support the New Testament’s reliability, we need to use this knowledge to defend our faith.
(Reference: Wallace, J Warner. Cold-Case Christianity. David C Cook, Colorado Springs, 2013. Lyrics: We Believe by the Newsboys)
**This post appeared originally on ColdCaseChristianity.com.
At 13, Annie is already well equipped to defend the truth. When I got her letter, I thought, “This is why I wrote Cold-Case Christianity, and this is why I’m so glad we had the opportunity to write Cold-Case Christianity for Kids.” Let’s encourage our young people to raise the bar and make the case for Christ.