- If Jesus was God, what Jesus said would be true because God cannot lie.
- Jesus claimed to be God and proved it by the resurrection.
- Jesus quoted extensively from the Old Testament as God’s Word.
- The New Testament was written by men who believed they were writing scripture (ex., 2 Peter 3:15-16).
- Most of these men died for their beliefs. A deceived person may die for a lie but a lair does not die for their own lie when they could stop or recant and live.
- Therefore, the testimony of the New Testament writers about Jesus is trustworthy. They were writing what God inspired them to – God’s Word.
If a bias is a point of view, then everyone with a point of view on something is biased. The question is contradictory.
In a court of law, eyewitnesses offer stronger testimony than non-eyewitnesses. Therefore, the biblical writers offer the best evidence for Jesus. “But they were very biased; they can’t be trusted!” The amount of bias is a consideration but not solely. Should the eyewitness testimony of Jewish holocaust survivors be rejected because they were very biased? Some Nazi’s and Muslim would say yes, but is that not due to their even greater bias? If one is going to reject all bias, if held consistently, they’d have to reject everyone’s testimony, their own testimony, and their own position.
I require both.
Most Christians I know believe in evolution: the repeatable, observable, and falsifiable aspects. It’s the unrepeatable, unobservable, and unfalsifiable claims that have more to do with supporting atheism than scientific truth that we objection to. For example, how would one prove to an committed evolutionist than man and apes did not evolve from a common ancestor? It can’t be proven one way or the other – it’s an unfalsifiable claim and therefore, not a known scientific fact.