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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]


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