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...]


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