Friday, September 11, 2009

Reliable #3

Continuing on from the last few posts on why i think the Bible is historically reliable...

The early church quoted the New Testament.

A lot.

All the New Testament, except 11 verses (sentences), have been found quoted in other documents before the year 450 AD.

Just as i quote scripture in my sermons (particularly apologetic ones), so did the early church forefathers.

For example, Origen who lived between 185 and 253 AD has more than 18,000 recorded quotes in his writings from the New Testament.

Thus, the New Testament couldn't have been changed, since it would be easily discovered once compared to letters of blokes like Origen.

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