Yet his assertions are often standard material for first-year seminary students, and in many cases, are included in the notes of study Bibles.
In his book Keywords: authority of scripture, Bible, book review, truth, Tim Chaffey “Virtually half the New Testament was written by impostors taking on the names of apostles like Paul.”1 This statement was made in an article on the CNN website discussing a book written by Bart Ehrman, entitled Forged: Writing in the Name of God—Why the Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are. [and] expose the deception in the history of the Christian religion.” Early in the work, he wrote, “Eventually I came to realize that the Bible not only contains untruths or accidental mistakes.
However, Ehrman frequently overstates his case and misleads his readers.
He makes grandiose claims, leading readers to believe he is introducing truths that church leaders have fought to silence.
The authors then give the orthodox interpretation of the passage in question, and illustrate how the text has been isolated by one or more of the groups to support their own doctrine.
Protestants and Roman Catholics find they are not as separated theologically as they may have thought in this comparative study of beliefs.
Bart Ehrman is an intelligent scholar with a knack for explaining complex textual issues at the popular level.
He has written multiple best-selling books on textual criticism and what we can really know about the biblical text and its transmission.
These manuscripts date from as early as the third century B. and so give the earliest window so far found into the texts of the Old Testament books and their predictive prophecies. Since it destroys a portion of the material tested, this process is used sparingly. Libby of the University of Chicago in 1950 to give a general idea of the age of the collection. In some cases the variants do not consistently agree with the LXX; in a few cases they do not agree at all.
This library is designed for pastors, students, and others looking to defend their faith in today's relativistic culture.
A collection of leading Christian apologists offer popular, accessible writings in which they defend their belief in essential aspects of orthodox Christian belief.
They give compelling answers to crucial questions, helping to free Christians from doubt and clear away obstacles to faith for unbelievers.
Contents: Proceeds through the Bible book by book showing how cults have used prominent texts for their own purposes.