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following are the introductory sentences from two of the New Testament
Eyewitnesses of Jesus were alive into the 90's, sixty years after
Jesus' death. For example, the Apostle John lived into the late
90's. Jesus had a public ministry, not a secret ministry, and there
were large numbers of eye witnesses.
In these passages, two authors of New Testament books tell how
they were either an eye witness, or had interviewed eye witnesses.
which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have
seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched--this
we proclaim concerning the Word of Life."
[Jesus] (1 John 1:1, NIV)
have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been
fulfilled among us, just as they were handed down to us by those
who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. therefore,
since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning,
it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most
excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the
things you have been taught."
(Luke 1:1-5, NIV)
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