Tuesday, March 6, 2012

TSP 16: "Where Did We Get the Bible? The Story of the Development of the Canon"

In this podcast I cover the story of how we got the Bible--specifically, we look at way the Canon of Scripture was formed? Below you'll find the pdf of notes and outline for the material covered. You can follow along here if you'd like.

Which books were "Scripture" for the Jews in Jesus' day? Why are there seven extra books in Catholic Bibles? Did the Catholic Church add these books? What about the "Lost Gospels"? Why aren't they accepted as Scripture?

Here we begin to answer all of these questions. I hope you enjoy it.

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TSP 16: "Where Did We Get the Bible? The Story of the Development of the Canon"

Where We Got the Bible (Podcast Outline)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Michael,
    I met you during the Ignited by Truth Conference in Raleigh, NC. Since then, my desire to know more about my faith grew stronger every day.
    Recently, I read this posting on Facebook:
    "By Establishing A Priest As The Official Forgiver Of Sins, The ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Usurps CHRIST's Exclusive Position and Authority to Act As The Mediator between God and Man: "For there's only one God, and there's only one mediator between God and man, Christ Jesus."(1 Timothy 2:5, &Hebrews 8:6; 9:15,J.B.V; Roman Catholic Bible)(Baltimore Catechism; 4th Laterin Council in 1215 A.D.)"
    It breaks my heart because I can't even defend my Catholic faith. Please help. Thanks a lot.