Did you know that there were eyewitnesses of the events that happened in the New Testament? Yes, there were eyewitnesses that were there and wrote down what they saw. These people saw what happened and wrote it down, and we have the accounts preserved today. Here are a few of the things they say, claiming to be eyewitnesses of Jesus:
“For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased,” 18 we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain.” (2 Peter 1:16-18)
“Just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word, it seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you in consecutive order” (Luke 1:2-3)
“…which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— 2 the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— 3 that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.” (1 John 1:1-3)
“This is the disciple who is bearing witness about these things, and who has written these things, and we know that his testimony is true.” (John 21:24)
“This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses.” (Acts 2:32)
So these eyewitnesses wrote down what they saw about Jesus, and their testimony is credible and true. We have it faithfully preserved today for you to read.