Tag Archives: reliability of the New Testament

John’s Gospel May Have Been Last, But It Wasn’t Late

While teaching a recent Colson Center Short Course, I was asked about the dating of John’s Gospel. This New Testament text is generally believed to have been written after the other gospels (Mark, Matthew and Luke). I think there are several good reasons to accept this claim, given the historical …

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Does the Temple Prediction Invalidate the Early Dating of the Gospels?

While the absence of any description of the temple’s destruction can reasonably be interpreted as a piece of circumstantial evidence supporting the early dating of the New Testament accounts, skeptics sometimes use this fact to make just the opposite case. Many have proposed that Jesus’s prediction related to the destruction …

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Are There Good Reasons to Believe in the Resurrection? (Podcast)

In this audio recorded at Brentwood Academy, J. Warner teaches students about “abductive reasoning” and applies this form of thinking to the case of the Resurrection of Jesus. J. Warner offers seven possible explanations for the evidence surrounding the Resurrection, and then briefly investigates four of these explanations to see …

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Was Jesus Worshiped As God, and Did He Accept This Worship? (Podcast)

In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the Deity of Jesus by investigating the way his disciples treated him. Did the disciples of Jesus worship Him as God? Can a case be made from the New Testament accounts? If Jesus was worshiped in this way, what does this …

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Does Jesus Possess the Nature of God? (Podcast)

In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the Deity of Jesus. If there is a God, it is reasonable to believe that this God would have several classic attributes, including omniscience, omnipotence, omnipresence and omnibenevolence. Does Jesus possess these qualities? What do the reliable eyewitness accounts tell us …

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Who Did Jesus Claim to Be? (Podcast)

In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the Deity of Jesus. Even non-believers will often admit that Jesus was among the finest moral teachers the world has ever known. But part of Jesus’ teaching involved proclamations related to his identity as God Himself. While skeptics often maintain that …

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Five Reasons You Can Trust the Story of Christmas Is True (Free Bible Insert)

Detectives create lists. As a cold-case detective, I’m no different. When investigating an event in the distant past (in my case, an unsolved murder), I collect evidence, make lists and do my best to reach the most reasonable inference. When I began to investigate Christianity at the age of thirty-five, …

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Is the Virgin Conception An Essential Claim of Christianity? (Cold Case Christianity Broadcast #78)

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner examines the Virgin Conception and discusses its role in the Christmas narrative and its place in the Christian worldview. Why is the virgin conception of Jesus important? Is it an essential claim of Christianity? Could Jesus be the Savior of …

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