Is the Bible Really Reliable?

Ancient scrollI browsed the Gospel Coalition site earlier today and noticed that they posted some of D.A. Carson’s video contributions (included below) to The Ehrman Project.  Scholars such as D. A. Carson, Dan Wallace, and many others are responding to the claims of Bart Ehrman.

Bart Ehrman is a scholar who teaches at the University of North Carolina.  He is a graduate of Wheaton and Princeton.  He is an expert in a NT field of study called textual criticism (simply stated, this area evaluates existing Greek manuscripts prior to the invention of the printing press in order to determine the original text of Scripture) having done his work under the legendary textual critic Bruce Metzger.  In an interview conducted by the Biblical Archaeological Society, Ehrman admitted that they he no longer holds to the veracity of the Bible and believes that Jesus was a man who lived, was crucified, and rotted in his grave (BAR, Mar/Apr 2007, 50-57).  He has written numerous books; some of them are very scholarly like his volume The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture while others are written for a popular audience such as Lost Scriptures and Misquoting Jesus.  The goal, however, appears to be the same – cast doubt on the trustworthiness of the Bible.

The stance of our church is clear … the Bible is the very Word of God and is authoritative for the way we think and live.  We would encourage you to view these short videos so that your own faith might be strengthened and you might be able to share the Word of God without fear.

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=3718267EDC7E3C63
Rob GreenRob Green
Pastor Rob Green oversees Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries. A seasoned counselor, Rob also teaches others how to counsel--through FBCM's training conferences and Faith Bible Seminary's MABC program.