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The Preservation of the New Testament by the Church Fathers

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, praying towards the left with a crucifix, a rosary, a book, and a skull on the table in front of him

One of the more underrated aspects of the Christian tradition is the multiple early church leaders who were personally taught by the apostles of Jesus, who themselves carried the beliefs espoused in the biblical writings. This creates a lineage of the preservation of the New Testament without any gaps that go back to the events…

Is Early Christian Testimony Inadmissible?

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One of the criticisms of the Bible that has gained traction in recent decades is the notion that we cannot believe the biblical narratives because they were written entirely by the proponents of the faith expounded by the writers. In other words, what the biblical writers tell us is inadmissible as evidence insomuch as history…

Precedence and the Erroneous Rejection of Miracles

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A bartender walks into the bar, late for work, and upon entering, explains why he was late. He tells his boss that he was late because he ran into a parade, that his car backfired and scared two little poodles in tutus that were dancing. After his boss briefly expresses skepticism of his story by…

Should the Bible be Excluded as Evidence Because of Bias?

Are Biblical Testimonies Inadmissible Because of Christian Bias?

Are biblical testimonies inadmissible because the writers had biases informed by personal convictions? So goes the charge frequently made against the biblical narratives – that what the authors of the New Testament documents were expounding were lies they were holding on to because of their prior personal convictions. But just how reasonable is this claim?…