Eyewitness Testimony

Eyewitness Testimony

Eyewitness Testimony

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Did you know that there are 84 details in the book of Acts alone from chapter 13 to chapter 28? That have been identified as eyewitness details by historian Colin Hamer.

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  1. Matt Holton

    If Luke had any eye-witness info why did he need to copy anything from Mark? Mark we know was not an eye-witness and does not write as such. You should Bart Erhman's analysis of Acts, and Richard Carriers. Also of course Luke (whoever wrote it) lived long after the time of Paul.

    March 10, 2021 at 4:32 pm Reply
  2. Broth3rz

    Frank, what font are you using for the text on the black backgrounds?

    March 10, 2021 at 4:32 pm Reply
  3. 170221dn

    WOW, 84 witnesses.
    What are their names? Who questioned them?

    March 10, 2021 at 4:32 pm Reply
  4. V R_46

    Bla bla bla. There is no eyewitness accounts in the bible. Even if there is i would still not believe. Which is more probable? The laws of nature are suspended and miracles are true or the one saying it is lying? You have to give extraordinary evidence for extraordinary claims.

    March 10, 2021 at 4:32 pm Reply
  5. Some Random

    My friend Harry told me that he saw jesus shagging a possum in the woods. It's an eyewitness testimony, so it must be true right? The woods are a real place, and Harry is a ral person, so jesus must have been shagging a possum in the woods. Its the only logical explination.

    March 10, 2021 at 4:32 pm Reply
  6. Go Or

    We can trust the eyewitness testimonies in the Bible. What skeptics don't realize is that those who became Christians in the region where the event of the resurrection took place is that they already believed they were God's chosen. Thousands of Christians so quickly? So fast? Spreading like wild fire and not dying out? Just growing with intensity? Only truth does that. When you kill the leader of a new belief system the followers flee in every direction and it's over. We know this from history. In every case this has happened. But not with Christianity. The only one. Because the leader proved he was who he said he was. Not just words. But with action. All these comments with their flawed logic against the truth of the word is just an excuse to not bend the knee.

    March 10, 2021 at 4:32 pm Reply
  7. Michael Ramos

    All you need to know is the earth is flat & the debates are over!

    March 10, 2021 at 4:32 pm Reply
  8. Music by A.D

    Some people claim to have seen ghosts, aliens, Big Foot, Santa's sleigh and reindeer, the Loch Ness Monster, and Slenderman to name a few.

    March 10, 2021 at 4:32 pm Reply
  9. J Ovesen

    Homers The Odyssey has historical accuracy and factual details in it, along with Achilles the son of a goddess..

    March 10, 2021 at 4:32 pm Reply
  10. inactivee

    Amen

    March 10, 2021 at 4:32 pm Reply
  11. s3tione

    While I have heard it argued to the contrary, eyewitness accounts of events which happened recently to people are notoriously unreliable. And yet we are to suppose that 2000 year old testimony, which first circulated via oral transmission for at least several decades before being penned, is somehow reliable in describing miraculous events?

    March 10, 2021 at 4:32 pm Reply
  12. Gatorrollu

    I love your videos, and love going back to the Bible to learn. Your my daily Bible study. Thank you and God Bless you

    March 10, 2021 at 4:32 pm Reply
  13. Baruch Spinoza

    There are no eyewitnesses to Jesus.
    All you have are words in a book.
    It’s astonishing that seemingly intelligent people can not see this.

    March 10, 2021 at 4:32 pm Reply
  14. In Otter Words

    We can be fairly confident that the gospels in general were not written by eye-witnesses. Even using the traditional authors, Luke and Mark were not eyewitnesses. John was written so late that it's extremely unlikely to be written by someone who was an eyewitness to events described, and says in the gospel itself that The Beloved Disciple was only used a source (i.e., was not the author). Matthew was written anonymously by somebody using Mark as a source (which an eyewitness wouldn't need to do). All of the gospels explicitly describe moments of narrative where an eyewitness either was explicitly not present (private exchanges, events in the temple sanctuary, etc), or can be safely assumed to not be present (moments from a full year before Jesus was born, for example).

    March 10, 2021 at 4:32 pm Reply
  15. In Otter Words

    Turek often emphasizes this "84 eyewitness details in the Book of Acts" line, but what he doesn't tell you is that "eyewitness details" doesn't mean that the author of Acts was an eyewitness, only that an eyewitness was involved at some point along the creation of the narrative. Especially for a book like Acts, where the reporting of miracles suddenly becomes much more mundane, this isn't so impressive. The Mormon "History of the Church", for example, has literally hundreds upon hundreds of comparable eye-witness details, and yet we know that it (a) was not written by an eyewitness in many cases, and (b) does no constitute good evidence for the miracles described therein.

    March 10, 2021 at 4:32 pm Reply
  16. ConservativeMirror

    Novels contain historical accuracies too. Doesn't mean everything in them is true.

    March 10, 2021 at 4:32 pm Reply
  17. James Trudinger

    Great video Frank!

    March 10, 2021 at 4:32 pm Reply

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