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As a software engineer, I really like Luke’s writing. He is meticulously detailed and for a person like me who asks a lot of “Why’s” it’s helpful to have a doctor like Luke to explain it. It is remarkable that we have a 2,000 year old document like this at all. Of course, it’s not a surprise since God made sure that the Bible would last. Some people try to claim that because Bible is so old, it can’t really be trusted. They argue that it has been changed too many times, but I have discovered that this is simply not true. In reality, with just the New Testament part of the Bible, we find that it is the most well documented book of its time. According to The New Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell (p.38), the New Testament has far more manuscript copies than any other book its age. That means we can check the copies and see what has changed. To put it in perspective, the famous book The Iliad is known to have 643 hand-written copies left today. These are copies that were made before printing. The New Testament on the other hand, has 5,366 copies. That’s enough for us to use to determine what errors might have been introduced over the years. Not many differences have been found.
There have been those who have attempted to make changes to it though. These have been discovered and exposed, too. There are also problems in translation between the original language (Greek) and the one that I use (English), but there are loads of commentaries about those as well; enough for me to get a good idea about what the truth is. Nothing that I have researched changes the basic facts either. We sinned, we needed a savior, God became a man and saved us.
That’s what Luke documents for us and it’s awesome.
I hope that I have actually helped connect it to our lives today. If not, ignore me and just read Luke. God’s words are never wrong and they will always be successful at accomplishing what God wants.