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  1. 3. <ul><li>This test asks “since we don’t have the original manuscripts of the Bible, how reliable are the copies we have?” </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>This question is answered two ways: 1) By the number of  copies of the manuscripts that we have. 2) By the time interval between the original and the oldest existing copies. </li></ul>
  2. 4. 25 Yrs 500 Yrs 1400 Yrs 1200 Yrs 900 Yrs Time Between Over 24,000 AD 125 AD 40-100 New Testament 643 400 BC 900 BC Homer 49 AD 1100 384-322 BC Aristotle 7 AD 900 427-347 BC Plato 10 AD 900 100-44 BC Caesar # Copies Earliest Copy When Written Author
  3. 5. <ul><li>This evidence is drawn from authorship, style, etc. We know that the Apostle Paul had a certain style and certain favorite words , etc. So, any letters that were said to have been written by Paul would have to exhibit his literary style otherwise we would say it is a forgery. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>It is also important to note that the writers of the New Testament were eyewitnesses to the historical Jesus and His mighty works. </li></ul><ul><li>(Luke 1:1-3; I John 1:3; Acts 2:22; Luke 3:1) </li></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><li>The people of the day knew they weren’t lying, notice in Acts 2:22 Peter says “we are witnesses of these things…as you yourselves know”. </li></ul><ul><li>There were many at this time who would have loved to end the movement of the way and yet they never exposed the lies of the followers of Christ, Why? </li></ul>How do we know that the writers weren’t lying?
  5. 7. <ul><li>Wouldn’t you believe that if you wrote a book of lies about someone that others also knew wouldn’t someone come forward and call you a liar, especially if they hated you? </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Book claiming that there was no Holocaust </li></ul>How do we know that the writers weren’t lying?
  6. 8. <ul><li>In this test historians seek to find other sources with which to substantiate the literature in question. </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>We can read the letters of the early church Fathers and read what they knew of the truth of the Bible. We can read what the Historians wrote at the time of Christ. </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>There were four very creditable Historians at the time of Christ who wrote of all that was going on in Israel at that very time. The speak of the crucifixion and the controversy that seemed to be happening in regards to it. They spoke of this man Jesus and the people that would follow Him. </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>For centuries archeologists have been trying to disprove the claims of the Bible… However every time they do a dig to try and disprove the Bible, they come up with more proof to believe. </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>T he last test is one where we look at the prophesies of the Bible and we see how they have been fulfilled. </li></ul><ul><li>The Old Testament was completed 350yrs. Before Jesus was born. The OT prophets testified to the coming of a savior sent from God. </li></ul><ul><li>How close were these prophets to the truth? </li></ul>
  11. 13. Major Prophesies fulfilled in Jesus Christ
  12. 14. <ul><li>The Christ would be through the line of Abraham </li></ul><ul><li>Genesis 22:18  ► Hebrews 2:16, Galatians 3:29 </li></ul><ul><li>The Christ would be Jewish </li></ul><ul><li>Genesis 28:14  ► Matthew 1:2, Hebrews 7:14 </li></ul><ul><li>The Christ shall be born of a virgin </li></ul><ul><li>Isaiah 7:14   ► Matthew 1:18,21 </li></ul><ul><li>The Christ shall be born in Bethlehem of Judea </li></ul><ul><li>Micah 5:2   ► Matthew 2:1 </li></ul><ul><li>The Christ will enter triumphantly in Jerusalem </li></ul><ul><li>Zechariah 9:9     ► Matthew 21:5 </li></ul><ul><li>The Christ would be sold for 30 pieces of silver </li></ul><ul><li>Zechariah 11:12   ► Matthew 26:15 </li></ul><ul><li>The Christ would be nailed to a cross </li></ul><ul><li>Psalm 22:16   ► John 19:18, John 20: 25 </li></ul>
  13. 15. What is the Probability? One in One hundred thousand trillion 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 (100 zeroes) ▼ That (8) would be fulfilled
  14. 16. also… <ul><li>The supernatural miracle of Authorship . </li></ul><ul><li>The supernatural miracle of Indestructibility . </li></ul><ul><li>The supernatural miracle of Scientific Accuracy . </li></ul><ul><li>The supernatural miracle of Universal Influence . </li></ul>