March 12

Posted on Mar 12, 2018

“For we have not followed cunningly devised fables…but were eyewitnesses of His majesty” (2 Pet 1:16). Amy Orr-Ewing writes: “Sceptics would be surprised by the number of extra-biblical writings which refer to events and places mentioned by the writers of the Bible. These writings come from a variety of perspectives and backgrounds, demonstrating that at least some of the content of the Bible is credible to the sceptic.” For example, concerning the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus, Orr-Ewing states: “Josephus claimed that ‘Pilatus condemned him to the cross’ (Antiquities, XVIII.63-64). The Babylonian Talmud states that ‘on the eve of the Passover they hanged Yeshua of Nazareth’ (43a). Tacitus (a Roman historian) and Lucian (a second-century Greek satirist) both maintained that Jesus was crucified.” Tacitus around ad 110 wrote, “Christus…had been executed by sentence of the procurator Pontus Pilate when Tiberius was emperor.” — Why Trust the Bible? pp 56, 58, 82

Today’s Reading: Judges 19-21  Memorize: Isaiah 40:8