Those who read here much will know that I have a fondness for highlighting things that affirm the biblical narrative or history of Scripture. There are so many things out there that I would never dream of including them all, but I stumbled across this lecture about the accuracy of the historical details in the Gospels that was simply fascinating to me (hat tip: Rosh Pina Project). This is great stuff and the guy giving the information is entertaining and engaging. It is a little under and well worth the time.
I am reminded of Peter’s words in 2 Peter 1:16-21:
16For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased,” 18we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. 19And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 20knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. 21For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.