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J. Warner Wallace answers the following objection: “Christians like to call the Gospels ‘eyewitness accounts,’ but why should we take them seriously as ‘eyewitness’ testimony when the authors don’t say anything about being eyewitnesses and the accounts clearly contain descriptions of events (like the virgin conception, birth narratives, and private moments of Jesus) that the authors could not have personally seen?”
The Gospels were written as eyewitness accounts within the long and rich evidential tradition of the early Christian community.
1. Why does it matter that the Gospels are eyewitness accounts?
2. Why do you think some skeptics reject the Gospels as eyewitness accounts?
3. Why did Paul find it necessary to identify himself as an eyewitness of the risen Christ?
4. How did the eyewitness authority of the disciples aid the growth of the early Church?
5. Briefly summarize the four reasons we ought to consider the Gospels to be eyewitness accounts:
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