Many modern-day historians and textual scholars claim that the early Christians did not view the New Testament books as inspired. Was the canonicity, authenticity, and the integrity of the 27 New Testament Bible Books built into Christianity right from the very start? What is the truth?
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary things of the world and not
Ephesians 4:32 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 32 Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
The chief characteristic of Western readings is fondness for paraphrase. Words, clauses, and even whole sentences are freely changed, omitted, or inserted. Sometimes the motive appears to have been harmonization, while at other times it was the enrichment of the narrative by the inclusion of traditional or apocryphal material. (Bruce M. Metzger)
A far larger group of New Testament MSS comprises those written in minuscule handwriting, dating from the ninth century to the invention of printing, and a few even later.
The history of the English Bible begins early in the history of the English people, though not quite at the beginning of it, and only