Writings of the Early Church Fathers testify to the Authenticity of the New Testament
Writings of the early Church are referred to as “Patristic Writings”. These contain numerousquotes from the New Testament and the Old Testament. These writings make the New Testament the most authenticated collection of books in history!
Did you know that we have over 86,000 manuscripts containing quotes from Scripture that come out of early Church writings?
Of these, there are over 32,000 writings, dating prior to 300AD, from which we could reconstruct the entire New Testament.
The Anvil? God’s Word.
Last eve I passed beside a blacksmith’s door
And heard the anvil ring the vesper chime:
Then looking in, I saw upon the floor
Old hammers, worn with beating years of time.
“How many anvils have you had,” said I,
“To wear and batter all these hammers so?”
“Just one,” said he, and then, with twinkling eye,
“The anvil wears the hammers out, you know.”
And so, thought I, the anvil of God’s word,
For ages skeptic blows have beat upon;
Yet though the noise of falling blows was heard,
The anvil is unharmed . . . the hammer’s gone.
– Author unknown