posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 12:12 PM
reply to post by wildtimes
I've read Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris, I've read the entire Evil Bible website and I've read hundreds more, when I was trying to debunk the
I've lived on both sides of this field, I've been an atheist with all the atheist tools of deception under my belt,
Now I play by the rules and accept the Truth,
Sir William Ramsey is another diamond in the rough;
William Ramsay paid particular interest in the New Testament events, particularly the Book of Acts and Pauline Epistles. When he first went to Asia
Minor, many of the cities mentioned in Acts had no known location and almost nothing was known of their detailed history or politics. The Acts of the
Apostles was the only record and Ramsay, skeptical, fully expected his own research to prove the author of Acts hopelessly inaccurate since no man
could possibly know the details of Asia Minor more than a hundred years after the event—this is, when Acts was then supposed to have been written.
He therefore set out to put the writer of Acts on trial. He devoted his life to unearthing the ancient cities and documents of Asia Minor. After a
lifetime of study, however, he concluded: 'Further study . . . showed that the book could bear the most minute scrutiny as an authority for the facts
of the Aegean world, and that it was written with such judgment, skill, art and perception of truth as to be a model of historical statement' (The
Bearing of Recent Discovery, p. 85). On page 89 of the same book, Ramsay accounted, 'I set out to look for truth on the borderland where Greece and
Asia meet, and found it there [in Acts]. You may press the words of Luke in a degree beyond any other historian's and they stand the keenest scrutiny
and the hardest treatment...'
When Ramsay turned his attention to Paul's letters, most of which the critics dismissed as forgeries, he concluded that all thirteen New Testament
letters that claimed to have been written by Paul were really his.