Christians often assert that we only need to investigate the accounts of the eyewitnesses of Jesus’ life to have certainty of the validity of what the Bible teaches. But is this true?
Because of DNA testing, there have been scores of people who have been released from prison for a crime they did not commit. Some were convicted based upon the testimony of eyewitnesses. It is a firmly established fact that eyewitness accounts are not necessarily accurate. We are all finite which means our perception of what actually occurred is at times faulty.
God made us finite so he obviously understands our limitations. So how can he expect us to believe the historical events written about in the Bible are true? Maybe he does not. Maybe he is more interested in how we live our lives than in whether we believe a particular historical event is true.