Jesus Christ – Background Info – Question #3

Jesus Christ – Background Info – Question #3

Today, I want to get back on track lest we forget all we have been learning about Jesus’ life. If you have missed the other blog posts on Jesus’ life and the background information we’ve been studying, please check those out.

We have been looking at multiple areas of Jesus’ life. I want to know more about Him, really know Him.

Question #3

“Is the information in our Gospels historically reliable and trustworthy?

Here’s what my college text says, “Christians who lived prior to the eighteenth century viewed the Gospels as historically reliable pictures of the life of Jesus. Their main problem in describing His life was to harmonize the facts of the four Gospels to produce a smooth flow of events.

Many current New Testament scholars accept the fact that the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ life are an authentic abridgment written by passionate proponents of Christianity who selected their material to compel faith in Christ.

The differences among the Gospels do not imply error or creation of material, but all reflect different arrangement and presentation in order to convey meaning.

The Gospel accounts are not always written in a strict chronological order, but they should receive complete trust as documents that correctly proclaim the redemption in Christ and urge us to place our faith in Him. The Gospel accounts of the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus provide a trustworthy foundation for our faith in Him.”

There you have it – straight from the textbook.

Allow me to share with you where I stand surrounding the question posed.

I believe the Word of God is the absolute truth and I accept it by faith. I do not understand everything the bible says, nor can I answer all the questions posed by others. However, I am comfortable with the idea of not having to know. Why? Because one greater than me knows better – Almighty God.

Let’s pray.

Father, thank you for the four Gospel writers- guys who were inspired by you to share what they experienced and witnessed in Jesus’ day. The four guys give us a real insight into the life and ministry of your Son, Jesus, and that allows us to become intimately familiar with Him. Thank you, Lord and its in His name we pray, Amen.

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