Tag Archives: reliability of the New Testament

How Heretics Help Establish the Historicity of Jesus

Last week I presented the case for the Resurrection of Jesus at the University of Transylvania in Lexington Kentucky. The students there listened attentively as I traced the New Testament “Chain of Custody” to demonstrate how early Church Fathers (like Polycarp, Ignatius and Clement) helped establish the reliability of the …

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What (and When) Were the Earliest Claims About Jesus? (Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast #12)

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner examines the history related to the eyewitness observations of Jesus. How early are the eyewitness accounts and what precisely was being said about Jesus prior to the creation of these written documents? Here is the video (the Cold-Case Christianity Weekly …

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The Evidentially Diverse Resurrection Appearances of Jesus (Free Bible Insert)

As a detective, I am impressed with cases when they are evidentially diverse. Two witnesses to the same event are better than one. In a similar way, three witnesses are better than two, especially if they agree on their observations in spite of their individual peculiarities or differences. When I …

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Is Jesus Simply a Retelling of the Osiris Mythology?

Over the past two weeks, I’ve examined the similarities between Jesus, Mithras and Horus. Early mythological characters are sometimes offered by skeptics in an attempt to argue Jesus is nothing more than a re-creation and retelling of the ancient “rising and dying” mythologies embraced by a number of primitive cultures. …

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Responding to Three Claims and Objections of Atheists (Podcast)

In this podcast, J. Warner responds to three claims and objections of atheists and philosophical naturalists. Do atheists believe in just one less god than Christians? Does textual criticism disprove the traditional authorship of the Gospels? Do “artificial life” projects eliminate the need for an Intelligent Creator? Subscribe to the …

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