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Is the Bible a Book That Can be Trusted?

by Andy Stanley

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We are surrounded by intellectuals who urge us to abandon the notion of moral or theological absolutes. Our universities are filled with skeptics and cynics who delight in dismantling the Sunday school faith of our children. And yet in spite of that, millions of people world wide cling to the notion that 2,000 years ago a man came from God, spoke on behalf of God, and then died for the sins of the world. How can that be? Have we checked our brains at the door? Why would so many continue to believe in such narrow, politically incorrect, divisive ideas?

This 3-part series examines the evidence that has led so many to accept the Bible as a credible record of actual events—decide for yourself. DOWNLOAD ONLY

Part 1 - Opening Statements (Andy Stanley)

Is the Bible a book that can be trusted? Andy compares the 4 gospels to other ancient manuscripts and texts which are accepted as fact. The gospels are shown to be historically accurate, therefore validating our Christian faith. Luke 1:1-4

Part 2 - Call The Witnesses (Andy Stanley)

When we look at history, we have to ask, "What is the most probable explanation based on the evidence we have?" This message takes a look at some possible explanations as to why the gospels, written by four different men, give very similar accounts of the life of Jesus. Matthew 27:3-10, 20:29, Acts 1:18, 1 Peter 5:13, Luke 18:35

Part 3 - Closing Arguments (Andy Stanley)

The writers of the gospels had no reason to fabricate their stories of Christ. They gained nothing from an earthly standpoint by following Him. Ancient Roman manuscripts mention the followers of Christ in the first century, and Nero's attempt to destroy them. The evidence overwhelmingly points to the truth of the gospels, but it is up to us to decide. Matthew 5

We are surrounded by intellectuals who urge us to abandon the notion of moral or theological absolutes. Our universities are filled with skeptics and cynics who delight in dismantling the Sunday school faith of our children. And yet in spite of that, millions of people world wide cling to the notion that 2,000 years ago a man came from God, spoke on behalf of God, and then died for the sins of the world. How can that be? Have we checked our brains at the door? Why would so many continue to believe in such narrow, politically incorrect, divisive ideas?

This 3-part series examines the evidence that has led so many to accept the Bible as a credible record of actual events—decide for yourself. DOWNLOAD ONLY

Part 1 - Opening Statements (Andy Stanley)

Is the Bible a book that can be trusted? Andy compares the 4 gospels to other ancient manuscripts and texts which are accepted as fact. The gospels are shown to be historically accurate, therefore validating our Christian faith. Luke 1:1-4

Part 2 - Call The Witnesses (Andy Stanley)

When we look at history, we have to ask, "What is the most probable explanation based on the evidence we have?" This message takes a look at some possible explanations as to why the gospels, written by four different men, give very similar accounts of the life of Jesus. Matthew 27:3-10, 20:29, Acts 1:18, 1 Peter 5:13, Luke 18:35

Part 3 - Closing Arguments (Andy Stanley)

The writers of the gospels had no reason to fabricate their stories of Christ. They gained nothing from an earthly standpoint by following Him. Ancient Roman manuscripts mention the followers of Christ in the first century, and Nero's attempt to destroy them. The evidence overwhelmingly points to the truth of the gospels, but it is up to us to decide. Matthew 5