How Do We Know Luke’s Account Of The Life Of Jesus Is Reliable?

Luke’s Gospel presents itself, not as some mere story, but as careful history written in high-class Greek.

Dedicated to Theophilus, a high-ranking Roman, the book claims that the writer has checked out the facts he records through extensive contact with eyewitnesses. In this short film, Dr Peter Williams talks about the historical reliability of Luke’s account of Jesus’ life. What will you make of Luke’s collection of witness statements?

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Doesn't science rule out miracles?

Evidence A: Does Jesus make you angry?

Christianity was a bit like Father Christmas you grow out of it

Chapter 1

Is there evidence for Jesus outside the Bible?

Chapter 2

If you could ask God one question what would it be?

I was questioning the legitimacy of certain stories in the Bible.

Is Jesus historically credible?

Delving into the problem of evil

I realised God cares for me

Chapter 3

No God? No Good.

Evidence B: Jesus wants you to be like the prostitute

How can an all powerful and loving God allow people to suffer?

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Resurrection: history or legend?

How can there be just one true religion?

Isn't Christianity like believing in the tooth fairy?

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Can I have meaning in life without God?

Did David Hume dispose of miracles?

Is there evidence for the existence of God?

What would meeting Jesus be like?

Aren't Christians arrogant to believe that Jesus is the only way to God?

Lots of partying in heaven when someone trusts Jesus (Luke 15:7)

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Jesus knew he was going to die (Luke 18:31)

Isn't religion determined by where you grow up in the world?

Was the Resurrection a miracle?