Here are some facts that meet and surpass the standards of reliability!
Historians have great confidence that Emperor Julius Caesar conquered Gaul because they have in their possession ten ancient manuscripts of Caesar's writing on The Gallic Wars. Likewise, there is a high degree of confidence that Socrates lived, that he taught, and that he was executed by drinking hemlock because there exist seven ancient manuscript of Plato's Tetralogies, in which he documents the death of his beloved teacher and mentor.
With those truths in mind, consider how the New Testament compared these additional highly regarded writings:
AUTHOR WHEN WRITTEN EARLIEST COPY TIME SPAN COPIES
Caesar 100-44 BC AD 900 1,000 Years 10
Plato 27-347 BC AD 900 1,200 Years 7
Tacticus AD 100 AD 1,100 1,000 Years 20
Thucydides 460-400 BC AD 900 1,300 Years 8
Aristotle 384-322 BC AD 1,100 1,400 Years 49
Homer (Illiad) 900 BC 400 BC 500 Years 643
New Testament AD 40-100 AD 125 25 Years 24,000
Blind faith? I think not!
By their own standards of reliability, the New Testament has far more veracity that other ancient documents they readily consider classic historical literature!