8 Points to Consider: The Authenticity of the Bible {Undesigned Coincidences} 8 of 9

Jesus heals a woman.

“When someone places faith in the Bible, they place it in the direction of evidence, not against the evidence.” D.M. Johnson and I are back in this second-to-last podcast on the authenticity of the Bible. Today, we discuss undesigned coincidences. Undesigned coincidences are events or things in the Bible that could be coincidental, but there are just so many that they add up to real, compelling evidence. As D.M. explains, “It becomes a little bit ridiculous to insist that all of these things ar … [Read more...]

8 Points to Consider: The Authenticity of the Bible {Evidence of the Resurrection} 7 of 9

By His wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5

Critics and skeptics have long attacked Jesus’ Resurrection. Why so?? Well, in short, if the Resurrection can be disproved, all the other claims about Jesus Christ can also be dismissed. Christianity would crumble.In this cast in the I Believe Podcast series on the Authenticity of the Bible (its reliability, not its perfection), guest D.M. Johnson and I will review much of the evidence which shows that the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is a validated, critical, wonderful historical eve … [Read more...]

8 Points to Consider: The Authenticity of the Bible {Eyewitness Testimony} 6 of 9

Many scholars, skeptics, and Bible students alike may wonder about the authorship of the four Gospels: were they really written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John? How old are they really? How accurate are the versions we have today--after 2000 years? D.M. Johnson and I are back discussing these very issues relating to the eyewitness testimony in the Gospels. They talk about the following points: How ancient writers recorded biographies; Why it’s important to be intellectually c … [Read more...]

8 Points to Consider on the Authenticity of the Bible {Historical Method} 5 of 9

Special Guest D.M. Johnson When someone places faith in the Bible, they place it in the direction of evidence, not against the evidence In this fifth of nine podcasts with D.M Johnson, we’ll examine the various methods historians use when studying ancient texts. D.M. and I address the following methods: Multiple attestation: having multiple ancient sources talking about the same event Early attestation: having an ancient source or sources that date close to the time an event is t … [Read more...]

8 Points to Consider: The Authenticity of the Bible {Archaeology} 4 of 9

Special Guest D.M. Johnson When someone places faith in the Bible, they place it in the direction of evidence, not against the evidence In this 4th in a series of 9 interviews, D.M. Johnson, author and Bible scholar, and I discuss the archaeological evidence for the Bible. We'll discuss the following archaeological evidence: The Dead Sea Scrolls Ossuaries and inscriptions which corroborate Biblical figures Archaeological sites, including the Western Wailing Wall, the … [Read more...]

8 Points to Consider: The Authenticity of the Bible {Manuscript Evidence} 3 of 9

Special Guest D.M. Johnson “When someone places faith in the Bible, they place it in the direction of evidence, not against the evidence” This third interview in a series of nine with guest D.M. Johnson discusses the manuscript evidence for the Bible. Karen and Dave go more in-depth on the wealth of manuscript evidence that exists for the Bible, particularly the New Testament. They discuss the following topics: Criteria the ancients used for placing a book or epistle in the Bib … [Read more...]

8 Points to Consider: The Authenticity of the Bible {Extra-Biblical Evidence}

All scripture is God-breathed. 2 Timothy 3:16

In this second interview in a series with DM Johnson, we discuss extra-Biblical evidence, or evidence of the Bible’s truthfulness from sources outside the Bible. Dave and I talk about the following points: New Testament figures who are attested in outside sources Writers who chronicled the events surrounding Jesus’ death and the darkness which followed Evidence from Josephus The methods and norms of historical documentation Early Christian wri … [Read more...]

8 Points to Consider: The Authenticity of the Bible {Overview}

There’s a lot at stake when it comes to believing or not believing in the Bible. If Christianity weren’t true, then the truthfulness of the Bible wouldn’t matter at all. But if Christianity is true--and we hope to show you that it is--then it’s vitally important for us to seriously consider the Bible. In this, the first of 9 podcasts, I talk with DM Johnson, an author, Bible enthusiast, and amateur scholar about 8 reasons that the Bible is a reliable source of truth. We discuss the following poi … [Read more...]

6 Ways the Devil Rolls His Dice & How to Turn the Tables [Audio]

Part 1: Discouragement What keeps you going when life throws its challenges at you? When difficult circumstances, relationships, or decisions are spiraling out of control, where do you turn? Find the spiritual … [Read more...]

3 Fallen Notions About the Fall [Audio]

Some in Christianity believe that Adam and Eve ruined it for us all when they ate the forbidden fruit, or that their sin has been passed on to all of us. Listen as Karen explains the truth about the Fall of Adam and Eve and what it means for the rest of us. … [Read more...]


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