Though we just finished the gospel of Luke, there is a crowd of scholars and people who suggest that what we taught was irrelevant because the very texts we used are not authoritative, in other words, we can’t even be sure that’s what Jesus said or did! There are a few popular scholars today who suggest that the New Testament is not a reliable account of what really took place because the folks who were there, and later wrote it down, probably succumbed to bad memories. We all know how people can have differing memories of events, so that’s what must have happened with the New Testament documents, they assure us. And on the face of it, it sounds like a pretty good argument. If the Bible isn’t reliable, and if we can’t trust that what we are reading is really what was originally written, or even intended, then everything that the Bible says is suspect. If you have doubts about the reliability of the Bible, you certainly aren’t going to spend a lot of time reading it or listening to what it says. But we’re going to see that the argument fails abysmally.