Mike Licona explains the As, Bs, Cs, Ds and Es of New Testament reliability

Mike Licona is one of my favorite Christian apologists, and here is an excellent lecture to show you why.

In the lecture, he explains why the four biographies in the New Testament should be accepted as historically accurate: (55 minutes)

Summary:

  • What a Baltimore Ravens helmet teaches us about the importance of truth
  • What happens to Christians when they go off to university?
  • The 2007 study on attitudes of American professors to evangelical Christians
  • Authors: Who wrote the gospels?
  • Bias: Did the bias of the authors cause them to distort history?
  • Contradictions: What about the different descriptions of events in the gospels?
  • Dating: When were the gospels written?
  • Eyewitnesses: Do the gospel accounts go back to eyewitness testimony?

This is basic training for Christians. They ought to show this lecture whenever new people show up, because pastors should not quote the Bible until everyone listening has this information straight.

5 thoughts on “Mike Licona explains the As, Bs, Cs, Ds and Es of New Testament reliability”

  1. That was very good! My favorite is Ravi Zacharias.

    They ought to show this lecture whenever new people show up, because pastors should not quote the Bible until everyone listening has this information straight.

    There ought to be an Apologetics class at every (or most) Sunday School hours.

    Not entirely sure where you are going with this statement, but I’m torn on the purpose of apologetics being a witness tool. I suppose with the plethora of (dis)information available at our fingertips, I should change my thinking on this, but I still think it should be a tool for believers to DEFEND their faith…not for evangelizing.

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