Why We Can Trust the Gospels as History
Are the Gospels trustworthy as history? Did the stories they tell about Jesus really happen? Christianity is a historical religion, a faith that’s based on allegedly historical people and events, so the question of historicity is fundamental to our faith. If the Gospels relate historical fact, then our beliefs stand on some pretty firm ground; however, if they relate fiction, then we have a very big problem.
So how do we answer these questions? How can we determine if the stories the Gospels tell are really true? From a purely historical perspective, we cannot have absolute certainty about this (that is impossible in history), but there