Who Wrote the Books in the New Testament?: A Response to Bart Ehrman’s Book “Forged”

The Bible is God’s written word to humankind. In it He reveals His nature, character and His promise of restoration; however, what if the books in Scripture, the New Testament in particular, were not reliable? What if the books were not reliable? Or perhaps they were not written by who they claim? Wouldn’t this undermine our faith?

Bart Ehrman hopes so. Dr. Ehrman was once a Fundamentalist/Evangelical Christian, studying at Moody Bible and eventually being mentored by the late Bruce Metzger at Princeton. Eventually Ehrman turned from his faith, and now publishes books arguing against the historicity of the New Testament. His newest book, “Forged” claims that the authors of the New Testament are not who we think they are. In this pod, join host Sam Welbaum and panelists: Cathy Paolozzi, Lindsay Brooks, Derek Brover and Dr. Jack Gibson as they argue that Ehrman’s work, his approach, his presuppositions and his conclusions are unfounded.


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Sam Welbaum is the Director of Radio and Events at Apologetics.com and is one of the hosts of the Apologetics.com radio show. Sam also serves as the Young Adults Director at Shoreline Baptist Church in Fountain Valley, California. He presently holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Christian Studies from California Baptist University, an M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, a Masters of Theological Studies from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently working on his PhD in Philosophy of Religion and Theology at Claremont Graduate University.


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