Why are there only these 66 books in the Bible? Because God is the ultimate author of the Bible, and He inspired only these 66. All Scripture is breathed out of the mouth of God (Mt 4:4; 2 Tm 3:16). What the human authors wrote did not originate with them but with God, who moved upon them (2 Sm 23:2; 1 Pt 1:20–21).
CANONICITY: Authentic and True? — How Do We Determine which Books Rightfully Belong In the Bible?
The origin of the word “Bible”; determining which books truly and legitimately belong in the Bible as the inspired Word of God; rejection of the Apocrypha. Looking at many of the divine pieces of evidence that have determined the canonicity of the rightful books of the Bible.
HOW WE GOT The Greek Text of the New Testament
Below is a short overview of the copying process of the Greek text of the New Testament. We will cover its transmission in the Greek of the time, as well as other languages that it has been translated into; not to mention the trustworthiness of the critical text that we have today. The first-century Christians,... Continue Reading →
How Do We Know Which Books to Include in the Bible?
Article I of Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy with Exposition WE AFFIRM that the Holy Scriptures are to be received as the authoritative Word of God. WE DENY that the Scriptures receive their authority from the Church, tradition, or any other human source. EMAIL QUESTION: How then do we know what Books the Bible is supposed to include and exclude... Continue Reading →
BIBLICAL STUDIES: The Bible and Its Canon
It is all very well to assert, as we do, that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God. Holding such a view, in turn, leads us to accept Scripture as authoritative in all matters of faith and practice. It is imperative, therefore, that we have an understanding of the canonicity of the Bible.... Continue Reading →