So begins a fifteen-part series on the historical reliability of the four Gospels.
The Synoptics are Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Archaeology affirms their reliability. This post lists some discoveries.
Part 3 in the series that explains why the Gospels are reliable and lists some discoveries.
The answer is of course yes. Now find out the historical evidence. If you have a son or daughter or a co-worker or husband who challenges you, send him or her to this link.
With this article (Part Five) we turn a corner away from archaeology and non-Christian written references to Gospel persons (the last three articles). Now we discuss the preservation of Jesus’ ministry — his words and activity — after his crucifixion (and resurrection) and up to the time when the Gospels were written.
We continue the series, and this post is about how the stories and teachings and memories of the deeds of Jesus were transmitted before the first three Gospels were written down.
No need to be afraid of this document. If it existed, Matthew and Luke used it. If they weren’t afraid, why should you be?
This is a question that must be explored. A Yes to the question would give a huge boost to the reliability of the Gospels.
We come at last to the end of the series. Part Fifteen here, summarizing the previous fourteen articles, can serve as a guide for which article the reader may need in the future. The series has always been about having confidence in the four Gospels so the gospel of the kingdom can go forth.