BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW: Argument from Archeology (Part 5)

Today, we’re talking about evidence from archeology. Many skeptics today question the historical accuracy of the Bible. In large part, this is because they do not want to accept the Bible’s teachings. Yet, Scripture presents its own record as accurate and trustworthy.

Let’s look at just one biblical author – Luke. Skeptics used to claim both Luke’s Gospel and Acts were unreliable because names of some prominent people, places, and practices found in these books were recorded nowhere else. More recent archeological evidence, however, has found that every detail of Luke’s record has been verified – from the Romans ordering a census in Luke’s Gospel to the verification of rulers such as Erastus and Gallio in Acts.

Historian A.N. Sherwin-White noted about Acts:

In all, Luke names thirty-two countries, fifty-four cities, and nine islands without error. Any attempt to reject its basic historicity must now appear absurd.

What about evidence from the Bible’s unity? We’ll discuss that another time. Until then, for more information, go to  Stay bold!

Carl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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