The New Testament is a Reliable Historical Document — The Gospel Writers: John

The writer of the fourth gospel is very clear about the source of his information -- himself! The Apostle John testifies that he witnessed the events and is writing from personal knowledge, with the purpose of providing sufficient evidence that his readers would believe in Jesus: And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, … Continue reading The New Testament is a Reliable Historical Document — The Gospel Writers: John

The New Testament is a Reliable Historical Document — The Gospel Writers: Luke

Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things accomplished among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word, it seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for … Continue reading The New Testament is a Reliable Historical Document — The Gospel Writers: Luke

Resurrection: Miracle or Myth? Legal-historical method

Definition of the Legal-Historical Method -- showing something is true (according to some legal standard, e.g. preponderance of the evidence, beyond a reasonable doubt, etc.) by offering available data as evidence.  Three types of data are used in the courtroom: Oral Testimony includes eyewitness accounts of the event and other personal testimony bearing on the … Continue reading Resurrection: Miracle or Myth? Legal-historical method

Resurrection: Miracle or Myth? Operational Science

What type of evidence should be presented or admitted? People often comment that one cannot prove biblical events scientifically. But that is not the only kind of evidence to be presented. Operational Scientific Method and Legal-historical Method. Geisler and Brooks[1] discuss two methods of proof commonly used today to establish truth.  Failure to understand the … Continue reading Resurrection: Miracle or Myth? Operational Science