The Gospel we know as Luke was written by a man with a strong mind and a loving heart, guided by the Holy Spirit. But was it Luke? Agnostic Dr. Bart D. Ehrman in his book FORGED discusses eight originally anonymous New Testament texts that had names of apostles ascribed to them later and are falsely attributed.
Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. (James 1:16-17)
The first to be introduced to Jesus, as the close of the century neared, he would be the last to write a Gospel, John. But was it the Apostle John? Agnostic Dr. Bart D. Ehrman in his book FORGED discusses eight originally anonymous New Testament texts that had names of apostles ascribed to them later and are falsely attributed.
In Josiah’s day, the book of the law was found in the temple, and Josiah’s humble response to its demands changed his generation. Jesus later confronted religious teachers of His day who, for all their attention to the law, had often buried it beneath their religious traditions.
Then the desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. (James 1:15) All fleshly attractions spring from man’s desire [hunger] (ἐπιθυμία epithumia) to satisfy his own flesh and personal forbidden desires. So, James is describing for his reader the sequence of sin.
But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own desire. (James 1:14) James states but each one is tempted (πειράζω peirazō), which signifies that temptation is on an individual basis.
Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God.” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and He himself tempts no one. (James 1:13)
Agnostic Bart D. Ehrman's Book, FORGED, suggests that 11 or more books out of the 27 books of the Christian New Testament canon were written as forgeries. Battle for the Bible inside.
The book Forged: Writing in the Name of God – Why the Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are by Agnostic New Testament Bible scholar Dr. Bart D. Ehrman contends that this is incorrect. Falsely attributed writings are often referred to as “pseudepigraphs,” but Ehrman maintains that the more honest term is “forgery.”