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The Canonization of the Bible

Introduction When one wholeheartedly begins to seek God and desires to obey His Word, the question that frequently comes to mind is, “Does the Bible contain all of God’s revelation to man or are there other books?” Some Bibles have 66 books and others have 7 additional books, so how does a person know exactly which books make up God’s Word? This study guide will help you investigate and answer such questions which have to do with the canonization of the Bible. Old Testament Romans 3:1-4 “What advantage then has the Jew…” 1. What are the “oracles of God”? 2. Who was to keep and maintain them? 3. Has God promised that those oracles would be faithfully preserved? 4. What have the Jews done to carefully transcribe the scriptures? 5. Did Jesus assert that the words of the law had still been fai...

The Authority of the Bible

“I believe God exists, but how do I know that the Bible was inspired by God?” is a good question. It comes from a spiritually maturing mind that is seriously and sincerely seeking to know the answer. For such seekers, this Bible study guide outline was prepared. John 17:17 “Your [God, the Father’s] word is truth.” 2 Timothy 3:16 “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God ….” 1. If the Bible is the word of God, then its statements must be true. Do you agree? 2. If one can find a verse that is not true, then it must not be inspired by God. Do you agree? Scientifically Accurate 1. When was the Bible written? Has scientific knowledge increased in the last century and proven false earlier theories and concepts? Find out when the following scriptures were written and when scientists came to t...