The Gospels are considered by many to have been written long after the fact. Bart Ehrman compares their reliability to “the telephone game” – a game which is designed to produce distortion in the original message as it is whispered from one person to another.
Many recent publications, however have made a case for the Gospels as reliable eyewitness accounts. The most compelling case for this can be made for the Gospel of John which concludes, “This is the disciple who is testifying to these things and has written them” (21:24).
Do the Gospels represent an accurate reflection of the words and the life of Jesus Christ?