Introducing the “Busted” Series
The gospels, the book of Acts, and other New Testament documents have proven their worth as historically accurate documents over the centuries. Nevertheless, anti-Christian scholars persist in their efforts to paint the gospel writers as liars at worst and careless historians at best. Continue reading
The Codex Sinaiticus, a handwritten Greek manuscript written in the middle of the fourth century. It is the earliest existing complete copy of the New Testament.
“Don’t you know that the New Testament is full of errors? Over the years, scribes made copy after copy, and introduced so many alterations, errors, and variations that today we can’t even be sure what the original texts said! In fact, scholars have shown that the surviving manuscripts have around 400,000 variations. That’s a horrible number, especially considering that the entire New Testament only has about 138,000 words!” Continue reading
One assertion made by anti-Christian authors, such as Bart Ehrman in his recent book, How Jesus Became God, is that Jesus was never buried in a tomb. Contrary to gospel accounts, they say, the Roman authorities did not allow executed criminals to be buried. Instead, Jesus would have been left hanging on the cross to become carrion for birds and dogs. There was no “empty tomb” from which the resurrected Jesus could have emerged because, simply put, there was no tomb. Continue reading