Today, we continue to answer the question on many people’s minds – Where did the Bible come from?
Here’s what we have looked at so far
We have looked briefly at three of the four categories to help us answer the question. Let’s take a look at the last category of writings considered during the process of canonization.
Category 4 – pseudepigrapha
“This grouping, though it includes possibly 300 or more writings, focused in on 18 specific ones that, while high in quality, were unanimously recognized as clearly not God’s Word.
These books were filled with fanciful, magical kinds of things, such as stories about Jesus when He was a little boy and how He would do tricks for His friends. Everyone agreed that these were creations of people’s imagination rather than messages given supernaturally by God.”
Let’s recap what we learned.
There are four categories in which religious writings were placed.
The first category is homolegomena, which means “one word” or “agreement.” These books were accepted by everyone.
Next up – Antilegomena which means that certain books were doubted on the grounds of authorship but eventually accepted.
The third category is apocryphal, which means “hidden” or “hard to understand.”
We discussed number four above.
Summary thoughts for you to consider
God wrote a book.
The Holy Spirit communicated the words.
Men wrote them down.
The early church pulled the writings together.
We call it the Bible.
I have this question for you: Do you believe God wrote a book, and if so, do you read it? I hope so.
Until next time,
Where did the Bible come from?
Where Did The Bible Come From? – Part 2
The Bible – Where Did It Come From? – Part 3