Saturday, March 12, 2011

Is the New Testament Historically reliable?


Tom Rafferty said...

If any of you have an open mind, please check out this:


Shelby Cade said...

Hey Tom,

Thanks for the link. I checked it out and will have an answer coming called, "What the stories say" shortly. I don't know if it will address all your concerns, but believe it has much more evidential support than what Ehrman said in the link you provided.

Ehrman is a skeptic who has a Humeian belief system. In other words, he is not willing to consider the evidence wherever it leads because his mind is made up, a priori, against the possibility of miracles. He wove a wild story and then concluded with this, "Is this scenario likely? Not at all. Am I proposing this is what really happened? Absolutely not. Is it more probable that something like this happened than that a miracle happened and Jesus left the tomb to ascend to heaven? Absolutely!"

If Ehrman is not willing to consider all possibilities, then anything he says can't be trusted as striving to find the true story. Thanks for you link, as I may discuss this specifically in a later blog. Blessings