“ More copies of the bible have been printed than any other book in human history.” ‘It has been instrumental in the rise and fall of nations, the life and death of civilizations, and—Christians believe—the salvation or damnation of multitudes of souls? No one in the modern world is free from the influence of the Bible.”
It has occupied the world’s greatest thinkers since it appeared on the stage of history.
“ Regardless of what anyone may personally think or believe about him, Jesus of Nazareth has been the dominant figure in the history of Western culture for almost twenty centuries.” Jaroslav Pelikan, Jesus through the centuries: His place in the History of Culture (New York: Harper & Row, 1987), 1.
“Estimates of degree of certainty in our knowledge of the New Testament text invariably run to near 100 percent. And experts agree that none of the points of discussion affect the gospel message or even any single Christian doctrine.”