Podcast: “Have books been taken out of the Bible?”

In this episode, Pastor Marc addresses the question, “Are there missing works taken from the Bible or has the Bible been changed in the last 1,000 years?” and gives a brief overview of how the Bible was formed.

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How the Gospels Fit Together

Some try to claim that the Gospels are not reliable because they are merely copies or wholesale works of fiction made up long after the events they record. However, buried within the seemingly trivial details of the Gospel accounts we find an interlocking web of information that indicates these works were indeed independent writings by people who knew what they were talking about.

 

 

Special thanks to Dr Timothy McGrew, whose work most of this information comes from. Check out his online resource: The Library of Historical Apologetics (www.historicalapologetics.org).

Also, Dr Lydia McGrew has a great book out on this subject: “Hidden in Plain View: Undesigned Coincidences in the Gospels and Acts”

Who Wrote the Gospels?

The four writings of the New Testament called “The Gospels” are where we get the details of Christ’s life and teachings while He was on Earth, so their credibility is of great importance. In recent times, the authorship of these documents have come into question among some scholars, and critics of Christianity often use these ideas to speak against the truth of the Biblical teachings. So who did write the Gospels? Can we be confident that we have reliable testimony of the life of Jesus? How can do we respond when we are faced with the claims that Matthew, Mark, Luke and John did not write these foundational texts?