Drs. Wallace and Ehrman
"Is the Original New Testament Lost? A Dialogue with Bart D Ehrman and Daniel B. Wallace"
An evening of scholarly dialogue on the origins, the transmission, and the reliability of the New Testament. Do we have the original manuscripts? Can we trust the copies passed down to us? How accurate is our New Testament today? These questions and more were discussed by two top-tier NT scholars. Both Dr. Ehrman and Dr. Wallace presented their respective positions before opening the floor for a time of Q&A.
William Lane Craig and Frank R. Zindler.
"Atheism vs. Christianity: Which Way Does the Evidence Point"
While SUM agrees on almost all points with W. L. Craig, we do not endorse that anyone can attain eternal life through natural revelation according to Romans 1–2. In fact, Romans 3:21–4:25 makes clear we must believe in Jesus for eternal life (or justification). All that Romans 1:18-32 claims is that people can deny natural revelatory truth and one's internal mechanism that inescapably points to the reality that God (or even a God) exists. Special revelation, however, is need it for people to believe in Jesus and have eternal life. While many try to explain what happens to those who have never had a chance to believe the Christian message and die as God applying Jesus' blood to them, Scripture does not only contradict this view (e.g., John 14:6), but it is also agnostic on this matter. This would fall in the area where God reserves the right to be silent on the matter as Deuteronomy 29:29 reveals this principle, “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law."