Essay about The Question Of The Reliability Of Scripture

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The author of the article, Reasons to Question the Reliability of Scripture, wrote on the basis of trying to disprove or question the reliability of the New Testament by providing multiple arguments against the idea that the oral history of Luke and the other NT authors could be accurate. While I have an answer for all, I’m going to focus on a few that I believe are the most important to help clear up a basis for historical evidence before ever going into faith or Christianity as a theology. The two main arguments I’m going to respond to are the authors beliefs about the failings of human memory, capability and perception of oral tradition, as well as to try to help the author to distinguish between minor and major details relevance levels when proving something is historically accurate and reliable.

“In that work [practicing law], I received a real education about the failings of human perception and memory.” — The Hearsay Rule. While I grant the author that, yes, in this day and age our memories and perceptions are lacking and widely distorted by our own self deceiving ideals, standards, need to prove ourselves and fast moving technology, we’re bound to get things wrong, and often. However, the culture of Jews and Gentiles in that day was one where their oral traditions and ability to memorize were placed on a pedestal of highest honor and highly respected because the majority of their citizens were illiterate and depended on verbalization of content. There…

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