03.12.2022 EChurch@Wartburg: Dr Daniel Wallace: The Reliability of The New Testament

Cross and Cracks on Wall

Lenten Prayer from the book of Common Prayer link

Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan;
Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations;
and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us,
let each one find you mighty to save;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

Lenten Prayer by Dimitry of Rostov link

Come, my Light,
and illumine my darkness.
Come, my Life,
and revive me from death.
Come, my Physician,
and heal my wounds.
Come, Flame of divine love,
and burn up the thorns of my sins,
kindling my heart
with the flame of thy love.

Prayer by 1 Clement c.96 link

We ask you, Master, be our helper and defender. Rescue those of our number in distress;
raise up the fallen; assist the needy; heal the sick; turn back those of your people who stray;
feed the hungry; release our captives; revive the weak; encourage those who lose heart.
Let all the nations realize that you are the only God, that Jesus Christ is your Child, and that we are your people and the sheep of your pasture.

We were friendly with Dr. Daniel Wallace while in Dallas. He is really fun. He’s known as a modern-day Indiana Jones.

Dr. Daniel Wallace is a real life adventure/scholar. He may not be swinging on a whip fighting Nazis, but he is traveling to old monasteries, being lifted over walls in baskets, and spending long hours in dusty basements looking at treasure that no one has laid eyes on in many years. By day he is a professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. By night, he is an adventurer traveling the world photographing ancient New Testament manuscripts with his organization The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts

Benediction: Æthelwold c 908-984 link

May God the Father bless us;
may Christ take care of us;
the Holy Ghost enlighten us all the days of our life.
The Lord be our defender and keeper of body and soul,
both now and forever, to the ages of ages.


03.12.2022 EChurch@Wartburg: Dr Daniel Wallace: The Reliability of The New Testament — 14 Comments

  1. ‘over one million quotations’ from the New Testament by the Church ‘fathers’ . . .

    It sounds like Mr. Wallace knows what he is talking about.

    The early Church ‘Fathers’ were men who added commentary, putting light on the sacred Scriptures. Their commentaries on the sacred Scriptures reveal to our modern scholars some of the process through which ancient church developed the traditional doctrines, noticeably the Doctrine of the Holy Trinity, and also of the significance of the Incarnation and of the great Paschal mysteries of Our Lord.

    Many of the Fathers were ‘shared’ as important by both eastern AND western Christians, notably the Cappadocian Fathers.

    I love how well Mr. Wallace grounded the time frame around which St. John’s gospel was written. That alone was worth hearing him speak. 🙂

  2. He is still my friend, even though we may differ on the role of women.
    I believe we have something to learn from him. He is gifted in the reading of ancient manuscripts and has also risked his life in pursuit of those documents. I happen to know that for a fact. However, I cannot reveal that information due to the need for confidentiality. You can read between the lines.

  3. Benn: And even more disheartening to most on this blog,
    He believes the Bible is inerrant and sufficient for life’s challenges

    Unlike some of our commenters, he is careful about making a judgment about the beliefs of a wide swath of inquirers such as yours. he even came and taught a class for me when I taught at Bent Tree. It was his comments on a particular passage of Scripture that caused me to go on a journey that deepened my faith and generated a belief in the reliability of Scripture.

    Next time, Benn, be more circumspect in your comment. This is a service for those who are seeking some spiritual input. If you think you know what I, or others believe, ask us or your comment will be held.

    Goodness. No wonder people are leaving the church!

  4. Thank you for echurch, Dee. I loved the prayers and music offered. I found Dr. Wallace’s talk very informative.

  5. dee,

    Dee, I wasn’t making a judgment about anyone, I was responding about many who have time and time again stated that the Bible is in fact not inerrant, and isn’t sufficient for all of life’s challenges.

    I have taken classes taught by Dr. Wallace

    I made no assumptions at all.
    Dr. Wallace is awesome in my book.
    Thou doth protest too much, me thinks

  6. Benn,

    You said “And even more disheartening to most on this blog,”

    You said the word “Most” and that means you are pretty sure “Most” do not. You don’t know and I know that you don’t know. I don’t know what “most” believe here and I’ve been writing since 2009.

    I found your follow-up comment insincere and judgmental given that you don’t know “most” of those who post here.

    I also found your comment disheartening, given that I featured Dan on this EChurch. I would have preferred that you comment on his talk or other parts of the proceedings. But then again, you probably know what “Most” would prefer that you do.

  7. dee,

    Not trying to upset you, or anyone else
    Let me clarify if I can, everyone I have ever engaged on your blog save one, has stated they don’t believe the Bible is inerrant.
    You judged me as being judgmental
    But I do hold to the opinion that the majority of your commentators would in fact not affirm inerrancy
    If you haven’t read the NET ( new English translation) you should give it a look
    Dr. Wallace was over the New Testament work done on this Bible, the footnotes are tremendous
    Everyone is free to have their own view on inerrancy, and I see nothing wrong with the back and forth debate, we spend most of our time on this worrying and debating temporal things, and sadly not much time on eternal things. The Bible, the word became flesh and lived among us, is one of the few eternal things that we have…

  8. Thanks for such an interesting video Dee, I’ll be looking up others by him.

    As far as the question of inerrancy goes, I believe the original manuscripts were inerrant, as do many people. Sadly, of course, we don’t have them. I just don’t believe evangelical interpretations are inerrant…