The Gospel of Matthew discussed both the star and quake.
Larson asserted, “And for both star of Bethlehem and for the quake at the cross, the facts we find – hard, scientific facts we find – are consistent with the record in Matthew.”
Both Larson’s documentaries are now available in a box set.
As for the written record, remember the hundreds of ancient copies of Homer’s ‘Iliad’ and the dozens of Caesars’ biographies? Many more manuscripts of the New Testament exist.
McFarland said of them, “Fragments, portions, complete New Testaments: roughly 30,000 copies.”
And even if we didn’t have those, the apologist explained, “We could reconstruct verbatim the entire New Testament – Matthew through Revelation – just based on more than a half-million verse citations by early church leaders that’ve been discovered.”
The trustworthy history in the New Testament finally brought the atheist master historian Durant around.
The Historicity of Jesus: He Is Real
McFarland shared, “It is said that Durant became a Christian before he died because he was compelled by the historicity of Jesus.”
The biblical apologist’s conclusion: a believer does need faith in Christ, “But it’s a faith validated and worthy of our trust, our following, and our obedience. Jesus is real.”
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