How reliable is the New Testament?

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Bible manuscripts – Number of copies and time gap Who wrote Matthew, Mark, Luke and John? Was the gospel of Matthew written in Hebrew or Greek? The New Testament Was Written By Eyewitnesses The New Testament Records Can Be Verified From Non-Biblical Sources Gospel Accounts Do Not Appear To Be Fabricated Stories Gospel Writers Died For What They Wrote And Believed In Debunking the da vinci code
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Why is there so much immorality in the Bible?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVf79D3mbWA&ab_channel=LivingWaters Skeptics often point to immoral incidents in scripture and in their ignorance think that God condoned or even sanctioned their immorality. Not so. Here is why they’re recorded in scripture. “For whatsoever things were written before were written for our learning…” We can learn what not to do when we see people doing crazy things. Having said that, I must admit the bible often does read like some sort of tabloid headline.  Take for instance the respected man of God who ended up drunk and naked on his bed. Noah managed to lead his family to safety but then he embarrassed himself by drinking fermented wine. So what can we learn from that incident? Don't get drunk with fermented wine. The book of Proverbs says wine is a mocker,…
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Were the stories about Jesus copied from pagan myths?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh6WDf1bSxI&ab_channel=ReynardWayChurch While we've been dealing with legends, let's consider the theory that Christianity copied from pagan dying and rising God myths. I quite enjoy this theory and what it does is list out various pagan gods and then lists various characteristics in their lives that match Jesus and then say these were hundreds or even thousands of years before Jesus and it's obvious that Christianity copied from them. And therefore if these are myths, that means that Jesus must be a myth. We see this used in the Zeitgeist movie which got tens of millions of views on YouTube. We see it in the God Who Wasn't There and the Religulous Movie. Let's listen to Zeitgeist.  Broadly speaking the story of Horus is as follows. Horus was born on December…
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Who were the sons of God and daughters of men described in Genesis 6?

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https://youtu.be/IJhsh3-537s “And it came to pass when men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born under them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were very fair, and they took them wives of all which they chose.” (Genesis 6:1-2) This “sons of God” and “daughters of men” is really something that has caused no end of discussion today. There are today a great many good men that take the position that the sons of God here are angels and may I say that I personally cannot accept that at all because if these were good angels, they would not commit this sin. And evil angels, I do not think could ever be designated “sons of God”.  Then the offspring…
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Does the Bible condone rape?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRWTKPvt6Zs Deuteronomy 22:28-29 says “If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay her father 50 shekels of silver. He must marry the young woman for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.” On the surface, this sounds like what God is saying is “Ladies, if you get sexually assaulted by a man, no big deal because all that guy has to do is simply pay your father off some cash and according to the law, he is obligated to marry you, he cannot divorce you for the rest of your life, which means your grand prize is that you get to spend the rest of your…
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Does the Bible condone slavery?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twj6NioKvJU Today’s question is, “Does the Bible condone slavery?” There is a tendency to look at slavery as  something of the past. But it is estimated that there are today over 27 million people in the  world who are subject to slavery: forced labor,   sex trade, inheritable property, etc. As those  who have been redeemed from the slavery of sin,   followers of Jesus Christ should be the  foremost champions of ending human slavery   in the world today. The question arises, though,  why does the Bible not speak out strongly   against slavery? Why does the Bible, in fact,  seem to support the practice of human slavery? The Bible does not specifically condemn the  practice of slavery. It gives instructions   on how slaves should be treated, but…
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What Does the Bible Say About Divorce and Remarriage?

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https://youtu.be/H22vKvJKvAg What does the Bible teach about this subject of divorce and remarriage? Today we are dealing with a very sensitive subject. Statistics show that over 50% of all couples will experience divorce, which means not only are they affected by it but their children are as well. While I recognize that there are a variety of different views on this subject, I want to provide a biblical yet balanced view on the subject of divorce. The first thing that I want to point out is that divorce is not the unforgivable sin. (Romans 8:1) We've taken this one sin and have shunned and shamed people and caused them to feel worse than they already do about the deep pain that is associated with divorce. We need to be about…
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Was the gospel of Matthew written in Hebrew or Greek?

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https://youtu.be/Rk3Sl_aLesg When Matthew wrote his gospel, it's very like that originally he wrote his gospel in Hebrew or Aramaic. Very possible, very likely, hence all the apostolic fathers and the apostolic testimonies of those early church fathers is true. There was a Hebrew text that was originally written for Hebrews and Jews around the world. But bear in mind this: Not every Jew understood Hebrew or Aramaic. Certainly in Palestine, the majority would have but when you get outside of Palestine, when you get into some of the other areas such as what we see represented in Jerusalem in Acts chapter 2, we can see that these people had different languages of their own right and so it's very likely that many of them did not read Aramaic or perhaps…
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Who wrote Matthew, Mark, Luke and John?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRC5xAM3ryw Who wrote the four Gospels? From a historical perspective, it doesn't quite  matter who wrote the Gospels. What matters is   whether the Gospels are true.  However, if we know the authors,   when they lived, and how closely  they associated with Jesus,   we will be in a better position to determine  whether their writings can be trusted. The four Gospels are named after their traditional  authors, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Matthew   was a tax collector and disciple of Jesus. Mark  was an associate of Peter, a disciple of Jesus.   Luke was a traveling companion with Paul, one  of the first missionaries who claimed to have   encountered Jesus. John was also a disciple of  Jesus, and one of the closest among the twelve.  …
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Do the Creation Stories in Genesis 1 and 2 Contradict Each Other?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUtxVr9tuLU Over the years, many skeptics have claimed that the creation stories found in Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 are contradictory. One book puts it like this. Genesis begins with two distinctive creation stories that are impossible to synthesize or string together into consecutive events with any integrity. That same book went on to claim that the two accounts were written by different authors and that the order of events just don't line up. Let's discuss these ideas in turn. Was Genesis 1 and 2 written by different authors who were telling different stories? Early Jewish and Christian traditions held that the majority of the first five books of the bible, which we call the Pentateuch, were associated with Moses but in the early 1800s some European Old Testament scholars…
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