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Evidence of Very Early NT Canon by c. 100 CE

Evidence of Very Early NT Canon by c. 100 CE

We don’t measure the existence of the New Testament (NT) canon just by the existence of lists, which came somewhat later than the NT canon’s coming into existence. When we examine the way the NT books were viewed and used, we can determine the de facto existence of a functioning canon by about 100 CE.

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Did it take until the fifth century to finalize the NT canon?

This view is admittedly different than the traditional, or orthodox view of how the NT canon in particular, and the Bible as a whole came into acceptance. The view presented here stands in stark contrast to modern-day populist charlatans like the agnostic Bart Ehrman. read more

Notes on the Origin of the New Testament Canon

Notes on the Origin of the New Testament Canon

The New Testament canon was established early, by Holy Spirit

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The New Testament canon was established early, by Holy Spirit

The New Testament canon was established in the first century by Holy Spirit. Let’s examine some notes on the scriptures which confirm this fact:

2 Pt 1:16-21 – Peter affirms Old Testament prophets wrote God’s word. He puts himself and other apostles in the same category.

2 Pt 3:15-16 – Paul’s letters were on the same level as all the “rest of the scriptures.” That is, inspired of God. Early Greek manuscripts show Paul writing 14 letters.

2 Tim 3:16-17 – The rest of the scriptures (the Old Testament) are inspired of God. We can broaden this now, and apply the principle to all 66 canonical books as shown below: read more

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