writers can not be trusted because they are biased.
The problem with this
argument is that all writers are biased to some degree. If we are to throw
out all works by Christian authors, then we also need to through out all
works by non-Christian authors (including
atheists), because they are biased against Christianity.
Does this mean we
are left with nothing?
All writers are prejudiced
in one way or another. However, some writers are better at overcoming
their biases than others, and have produced very accurate historical records.
Some writers try to hide their biases, while others make no attempt to
hide very strong biases. But which is which? Who can we trust?
Science has developed
methods of analyzing documents (the science of historiography) such as
to determine to what degree a document is biased and what information
in the document is true.
Christian writers are the same as any other writers. Some wrote in a highly
biased manner, others reported events very accurately. Using the methods
of historiography we can determine to what degree a document is biased
and obtain useful information from even biased writing of Christians and
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