brief survey of the internal evidence of the written record of the
New Testament documents reveals the following facts. The New Testament
was written by men who were eyewitnesses to the life and teachings
of Jesus or who were contemporaries and associates of the eyewitnesses.
They were men from all walks of life who recorded in a very accurate
way many details regarding the people, places, events and customs
of the day. They were being motivated by love and duty towards God
and man and the end result for their faithfulness was persecution,
personal deprivation and in some cases violent death at the hands
of their enemies.
writer is in full agreement with the multitudes of others past and
present who embrace the written record of the New Testament for
what it claims to be, an accurate and reliable eyewitness account
of the life of and teachings of Jesus Christ and history of the
early church. We invite you to continue on to the next section where
a examination of the text of the New Testament will be presented
demonstrating that the scriptures have been carefully handed down
and preserved in such a way that we can be sure that the New Testament
we posses today is for all practical purposes virtually the same
as the original manuscripts penned over 2000 years ago.