How Do We Know We Have The Right Books In The Bible?
"Christianity Questions and Answers" podcast CQA 027
Do we have the right books in the Bible? What about: The Gospel of Thomas, the Apocalypse of Daniel, the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, the Protevangelium of James, the Apocrypha (Tobit, Judith, Ecclesiasticus, Baruch, etc.), the Pseudepigrapha, and so on? Indeed, there are hundreds of Extra Biblical Writings that can be studied, and they shed light on culture, thinking and history.
So how do we know we have the right books in the Bible? To find out, listen to this podcast by hitting the play arrow above.
In addition, please consider this:
THE BEGINNING: The Bible’s first words are: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)
THE ENDING: The Bible’s last book (Revelation) is about the end of the world as we know it and our eternal state. “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (See Revelation 21:4 ESV)
We have God’s Guidebook from beginning to ending!
That last book (Revelation) contains this warning: “I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.” (Revelation 22:18-19 ESV)
The Almighty who guided the writing of Scripture also guided the collecting of Scripture into the 66 books so we got the right books in the Bible.
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To find out more about why we can trust the Bible (and why we have the right books in the Bible) check out these articles:
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