Resurrecting the Gospel (Acts)

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Jesus’ resurrection lies at the heart of the apostles’ preaching throughout the book of Acts.

Although all the themes in the graphic above are integral to the proclamation of the “good news”, the message of the risen Jesus is the single theme that appears in every recorded gospel explanation in the book and is clearly is the motivation that drives them to boldly proclaim Jesus “from Jerusalem … to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

In fact, Paul was renown for simply “preaching Jesus and the resurrection” (17:18) and was ultimately arrested and put on trial because of his belief in the risen Lord Jesus (23:6; 24:21).

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The Reliability of the New Testament (revised)

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The transmissional reliability of the New Testament compared to other ancient texts, in terms of existing copies and the time gap between the original and earliest surviving copies. PDF version.

The statistics are taken from The Bibliographical Test Updated, Christian Research Journal, volume 35, number 03 (2012):  www.equip.org/article/the-bibliographical-test-update