Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

To: Natufian

The Apostles decided upon the composition, and of course they wrote (or dictated) most of the books of the New Testament.

No merely old book gets to be a Gospel or part of the Bible: it has to have been accepted by the authority of the Church.

There are various gnostic ‘gospels’ - they are not actual Gospels. They (for instance) contain crazy stories about the young Christ turning his friends into bread and baking them in an oven. As you can guess: the gnostic ‘gospels’ are made-up nonsense and have no validity.


25 posted on 02/29/2012 9:49:30 AM PST by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies ]


To: agere_contra

I think your post is the way to look at all these various other gospels. If this one, for example, is really of historic origin, if it actually does contradict the divinity of Christ, that contradiction would cause it’s rejection from the canon by the Church.

That a document is old or its author was around or knew the apostles is interesting, but does not affect the faith or teaching of the apostolic Church.


50 posted on 02/29/2012 9:50:15 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson