Adelaide Chapter

Undesigned Coincidences by Geoff Russell

December 14, 2017

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Date(s) - 14/12/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Classroom 3, Ground floor, Tabor College (carpark entry from Mitchell Street)


Can we trust the Bible’s historical accounts? Some of the Bible’s history is confirmed by archaeology, inscriptions or independent historical sources, but what about those sections that are not? One other source is what are called undesigned coincidences. These are incidental references (seemingly without design or intent) that indicate that the Biblical authors are writing about real historical events. For each “undesigned coincidence”, it is as though we’re sitting in a court of law with the question in our mind, “Is this witness making things up or are they telling the truth?”

Geoff gave a talk on this topic last year, but on this occasion, he will provide more examples that illustrate how these incidental comments support the Bible’s historical reliability. His talk is based on books by William Paley, James Blunt and Timothy & Lydia McGrew.


Geoff Russell

Geoff Russell is a professional electrical engineer with about 40 years’ experience. Geoff has a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours from the University of Adelaide, a post-graduate Diploma in Engineering & Computer Applications and an Associate in Theology from the Bible College of South Australia. Geoff is a member of the Coromandel Baptist Church, where he has served as a deacon, secretary, elder and lay preacher.

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