|How Do We Know We Have The Original Text Of The Bible?|
If you have not read Stories Versus Truth, you may want to read that before reading this.
Don't forget where you are going. You get past the questions/attacks so you can proclaim the Gospel. It is the proclamation of the Gospel, not argumentation, that transforms minds. See Give Them the Gospel.
Lies About the Bible's Original Text
Over 24,000 New Testament Manuscripts Exist With No Major Variances. There Is No Other Book Like This.
The oldest manuscript of the Bible is called, P52, dated approximately AD 125, thirty to sixty years after the words were originally written. Over 5,000 Greek New Testament manuscripts exist with no major variances.Over 19,000 additional Syriac, Latin, Coptic, and Aramaic New Testament manuscripts exist and are available for comparison. In spite of this, some people erroneously think that there is some question as to what the original text says, which is foolishness, of course.
To highlight the slant of those who challenge the authenticity of the Bible, consider that writers such as Plato, Herodotus, Caesar and Tacitus, whose writings are preserved in 20 manuscripts at the most are not questioned.Not only do they have very few manuscripts available, but the preserved manuscripts were created much later than the original; even the earliest one was created 1,000 years after the original. In spite of these facts, no classical scholar would claims that we don't have essentially what they wrote.Why do they challenge the Bible the way that they do?Because they hate what the Bible says and they hate the God who is the real author of the Bible.
Last updated: Aug, 2013
Toons & Vids
The Human Mind or the Bible?
How Can We Know that the Bible is the Word of God and Without Error?
Is Belief in the Accuracy of the Bible Based on Circular Reasoning?
The Bible: Revelation Confirmed by Testing
How Do We Know We Have The Original Text Of The Bible?
Is The Bible Is Just A Book Written By Men?
Since The Bible Has Undergone So Many Re-writings And Translations, Can It Be Trusted?
24,000 original manuscripts and changes in some newer translations
Questions and Answers: Does The Bible Teach A Flat Earth? NO.
Is The Bible Literally True?
Is The Da Vinci Code To Be Taken Seriously?
Anti-Bible Anti-God Comment Claims that God supported Bashing Babies Against Rocks
Anti-Bible Anti-God Comment Claims that God supported child abuse in Judges 11:29-40
Anti-Bible Comment Claims that Exodus 21:1-11 says that the God of the Bible allows slavery, including selling your own daughter as a sex slave
Answer to Critic
Appeal to Possibility
Argument to the Future
Love Between a Man and Woman
Righteousness & Holiness
Proof by Atheism
Scriptures About Marriage
The Reason for Rejecting Truth
Witness on the Internet
Flaky Human Reasoning
How Do You Know?
The Real Purpose of the Church
The Real Purpose of Life
From Glory to Glory
REAL Faith--What it IS & IS NOT
REAL Love--What it IS & IS NOT
How to be Led by God
How to Witness
Wisdom: Righteousness & Reality
Holiness & Mind/Soul
Redemption: Free From Sin
Stories Versus Revelation
Circular Reasoning-Who is Guilty?
How Can We Know Anything?
Mind Designed to Relate to God
Answers for the Confused
Fossil Record Says: "Creation"
Avoid These Pitfalls
Public School's Religion
Public School Failures