Welcome to Apologetics with Carl Kerby.
Today, we’re talking about evidence supporting the accurate preservation of the biblical text. One reason to trust the reliability of the New Testament is its amazingly accurate preservation throughout history.
The New Testament was the most copied writing of ancient times, and as aresult, we have today thousands of Greek manuscripts – more than any other ancient document. These documents give evidence to the faithful transmission of the Scriptures. Despite the difficulty of hand copying in the centuries that followed the original writings, New Testament manuscripts show incredible accuracy, with only the slightest variations between copies that were written almost 2,000 years apart!
As theologian F. F. Bruce said:
There is no body of ancient literature in the world which enjoys such a wealth of good textual attestation as the New Testament.
In other words, the New Testament used today is an accurate and reliable copy of the original words God spoke.
But how does the New Testament compare to other ancient manuscript evidence? We’ll discuss that another time. Until then, for more information, go to www.hopetools.net. Stay bold!