Were There Books Left Out of the Bible

Were There Books Left Out of the Bible

I. Were there books left out of the Bible?
A. Canon – kane – measuring rod
1. Catholic Bible – includes 12 more books
a. Apocrypha, Pseudipigrapha
2. Da Vinci Code – church council decided what books to include
B. Scriptures about writing God’s Word
1. Dt 27:2–3 “So it shall be on the day when you cross the Jordan to the land which the Lord your God gives you, that you shall set up for yourself large stones and coat them with lime 3and write on them all the words of this law, when you cross over, so that you may enter the land which the Lord your God gives you, a land flowing with milk and honey, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, promised you.
2. Dt 31:24 It came about, when Moses finished writing the words of this law in a book until they were complete,
3. Jos 24:26 And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God; and he took a large stone and set it up there under the oak that was by the sanctuary of the Lord.
4. 1 Ch 29:29 Now the acts of King David, from first to last, are written in the chronicles of Samuel the seer, in the chronicles of Nathan the prophet and in the chronicles of Gad the seer,
C. Importance of Word
1. 2 Ti 3:16–17 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
2. 2 Pe 3:16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.
D. Danger of imposters
1. 2 Th 2:2 that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.
2. 2 Th 3:17 I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand, and this is a distinguishing mark in every letter; this is the way I write.
E. What writings were inspired? From God?
1. Were they connected to an apostle – miraculous inspiration?
2. Were they written during the proper timeframe?
3. Were they treated as authoritative from that time?
F. All of the omitted documents
1. Gospel of Thomas
2. Gospel of Judas
3. Shepherd of Hermas – Muratorian Fragment (A.D. 170) says not canonical b/c written during our time
G. Must have infallible content
1. Epistle of Barnabas: Furthermore he says again, ‘Behold, those who tore down this temple will themselves build it.’ It is happening. For because of their fighting it was torn down by the enemies. And now the very servants of the enemies will themselves rebuild it.”

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