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Author Topic:   Superiority of the 'Protestant Canon'?
Evangelical Humanists
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Message 18 of 154 (663979)
05-28-2012 7:31 AM
Reply to: Message 12 by Jzyehoshua
05-26-2012 8:22 PM


Re: Please present one of the original autographs.
Josh McDowell in "More Than a Carpenter" addressed these tests for historicity (Ch. 4 I believe - need to find my copy), and by them the New Testament is more reliable than any other ancient document in antiquity.

I would hardly call the NT a reliable document. Scholars are not even sure of the authors of some of the books. Matthew, Mark and Luke practically copy each other with a few word changes here and there. McDowell as a biased opinion no doubt.

By checking McDowell's sources and consulting works of NT scholars, I was eventually able to discover that much of what McDowell presents is untrustworthy, misleading or simply incorrect.

http://users.iems.northwestern.edu/.../McDowellRebuttal.html

The above is from a rebuttal on his book "Evidence that Demands a Verdict" Quite frankly christian apologists will say or do anything to prove it true and McDowell is no different.

I believe in order to establish its superiority as you say I think one would have to prove that the very person it was written about ever existed.

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