Frank Turek Lists Six Lines of Evidence That Speak to the Reliability of the New Testament

Is the New Testament reliable? // Frank Turek – YouTube.

You can find a shorter version of these “Six E’s” for why the New Testament is rightly considered historically reliable by Frank Turek on YouTube’s The One-Minute Apologist (2:21).

Early testimony – Most if not all NT docs written prior to 70 AD

Eyewitness testimony – 140 details (Acts, John) which could only be known by eyewitnesses

Embarrassing testimony – Jesus calls Peter Satan, Peter denies X 3x, women were the brave ones and first witnesses, they wouldn’t have shown themselves as doubting after the resurrection

Excruciating testimony – witnesses when to excruciatating, brutal deaths when they could have saved themselves by denying the resurrection

Expected testimony – OT prophecy of messiah in 1st Century, eg Is 53

Extrabiblical testimony – 10 ancient non-Xn sources within 150 years of Jesus’ life (brief references to Jesus and early Xnty) you get a story line congruent w/NT

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