Can We Trust the New Testament?
How can we be sure that the text of the New Testament hasn't been altered in significant ways if we don't have the original documents, and there are 200,000 to 400,000 variants in the manuscript copies? Is Christian belief in jeopardy because the earliest manuscripts do not contain the story about the woman taken in adultery, the last 12 verses of the Gospel of Mark, or the verse on the Trinity found in 1 John 5:7? Is the Bible's teachings about Jesus and Christian doctrine in doubt if it can be shown that some church scribes intentionally changed some of the copies that have come down to us? We answer these questions in the 3 programs in this series.