We live in a day where it is becoming increasingly harder to filter through all the misinformation and recognize credible sources. Fake news is a real issue and people are becoming increasingly confused about what they can trust and where to go. Thus, in our day-to-day lives, we see the immense importance of knowing how to recognize a good source of information and the impact it can have on us. If this issue is so important for regular sources of information, such as news, media, and health advice – then it is definitely significant for our spiritual lives as well.
There is no greater issue than our theology of Scripture. Our doctrine of Scripture lays the theological groundwork that will significantly affect the shape and depth of our faith. Many have found or even lost their faith depending on their views and understanding of the Bible.
In this series, we’ll take a look at the important issue of what books belong in the Bible. We’ll look at:
What is meant by the ‘canon’ of Scripture?
The books of the Old Testament – how was it formed and organized?
The Apocryphal books – why do Protestants and Catholics have different books in their Bibles?
The books of the New Testament – why were these added to the collection of Scripture?
How did the Church recognize what books were Scripture and what books weren’t?
Is the Bible missing any books today? What if we found a lost letter of Paul today – would we add it to the Bible?
In this first episode, we consider the Old Testament and the Apocrypha. How was the canon of the Old Testament formed and how can we have confidence in it? Tune in to find out.
You can also read these articles here:
What is the Canon of Scripture? | (Part 1)
Why were the Books of the Bible collected together? | (Part 2)
What about the Apocrypha? | (Part 3)
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