Bible scriptures on dating
And thus, this day has the facts been set before you in a manner that will enable you to seek and know the Truth with a certainty that you have never even anticipated or known before.
-- so just the opposite is true with respect to what Christians believe.
Matthew himself, the Apostle and Evangelist, did not wish to be openly written.
For if it had not been Secret, he would have added to the evangel that which he gave forth was his; but he made up this book sealed up in the Hebrew characters, which he put forth even in such a way that the book, written in Hebrew letters and by the hand of himself, might be possessed by the men most religious, who also, in the course of time, received it from those who preceded them.
The most conservative scholars in the most conservative churches recognize that the text has become corrupt at many points in the course of its transmission.
If that were not already well known and universally admitted, the Dead Sea Scrolls would demonstrate it conclusively.
They maintain that the Christian Church as it stands is the Church of Christ -- and that if God was to allow the scriptures to be corrupted, that God's people would not know what to believe.
Based upon what we do know regarding the purity of the Bible, Christians today should be greatly alarmed. Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Prof.
Here is obviously a most valuable witness, perhaps the most valuable witness to the truth about [Yeshua]...
whom even a jury composed entirely of orthodox Christians could not despise, and who ought to be brought into court.
But the witness is missing, and all that we have is a few reported statements of his taken long ago...
it may be argued that there has been dependence not of 'Hebrews' on the Synoptics but vice versa -- that 'Hebrews' was one of the sources on which one or more of them drew." (Hugh Schonfield; According to the Hebrews; pages 13-18).