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How did we get the Holy Bible – all 66 books?
The 66 books that make up what we know as The Holy Bible is called Cannon – which means measuring.
It’s like a ruler.
These 66 books have been measured, evaluated, and have been found to be the accurate word of God; and are the measuring of what someone says is from God.
If someone claims to have a teaching from the Word of God, a prophetic word, or a message in tongues with an accompanying interpretation, you measure it by the Cannon.
How Do We Know The Bible Is God’s Word Part 3
- The Old Testament was the first to be established as Cannon
- Around 450-500 B.C. the Old Testament Cannon was established
- Daniel referred to the book of Jeremiah as Scripture and was studying it.
- The New Testament was completely written by 90 A.D.
- 55-60 years after Jesus was crucified
- The New Testament affirms it is Scripture
- 1 Timothy 5:18 quotes Luke 10:7
- Paul calls the book of Luke Scripture
“For the Scripture says…’The laborer is worthy of his wages.’ 1 Timothy 5:18 (Emphasis mine)
- By 175 A.D. the entire Cannon was basically established
- Gnostic writers’ claims are complete fabrication and historical rewrite
- That Constantine forced the Council of Nicea to accept the 27 books of the New Testament
- That he forced them to reject other Gnostic writings
- By 175 A.D. Cannon had already been established
- Cannon was fully recognized at the Council of Carthage with these 6 criteria
- Is the writing done by a recognized prophet or apostle?
- Is the writing done by someone closely associated by a recognized prophet of apostle?
- Can you read this writing and is there a good quality of truthfulness?
- Does this writing declare what we already know to be true through other canonical writings?
- Is this writing faithful to the rest of the Cannon?
- Is what is written in this document confirmed by Jesus Christ or the original apostles?
- Is this writing used and recognized consistently in the churches as sacred writing?
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