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Sanctuary Studies: Can we trust the gospel writers?

  • St. Stephen Lutheran Church 1636 East Mission Road Fallbrook, CA, 92028 United States (map)

Eyewitnesses telling the truth

The four biographies of Jesus, called “gospels,” were written long ago by men who believed Jesus’ claim to be God in flesh. People rightly wonder whether we can trust these four documentary records of Jesus’ words and actions. Remarkably, we can put the integrity of the gospel writers through rigorous tests and reach the logical and plausible conclusion that these four writers were, in fact, telling the truth about what Jesus said and did—including his remarkable resurrection from the grave.

In this session of Sanctuary Studies, Rev. Caleb Bassett will walk participants through a test of the authenticity and integrity of the eyewitness accounts of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Together we’ll discover that the record stands clearly in favor of the Christian claim that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself.

This session of Sanctuary Studies will meet on Sunday, September 25 at 6:30pm in the church sanctuary of St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Fallbrook.

About Sanctuary Studies

Religious discussions, admittedly, have a grim reputation, and they generally deserve it. Sanctuary Studies seeks to change the tone of the conversation.

The church should be a sanctuary to deal with doubts and grapple with hard questions. Better to explore challenges to the faith together first. Better to shed God's light on difficult topics than to grope around in the dark on our own.

That's what Sanctuary Studies is all about. We'll do the hard work of wrestling with contemporary issues, questions of doubt, and difficult scriptural doctrine. We'll do it in a way that is clear, direct, positive, and powerful. Together we'll address the challenges, deal with the doubts, and work to understand more and more each session that there is no better book for life and salvation than the Bible.

For more information about upcoming talks and previous topics, please visit the Sanctuary Studies page on our website.

Earlier Event: September 17
Family Art Workshop: Mixed Media Print
Later Event: September 28
Coffee With Pastor