Cch201 Unit 2 Research Paper

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Patrick Hite CCHI 301-D06 LUO Paper One Some common question concerning the creation of the Bible as we know it today are how did we get it? Where did it come from? How can God, who is perfect, speak through man, who is imperfect, and write his word? How can we trust that the canon today, is what God intended when it was written? What were some of the councils that decided to choose some books and leave out others? The first assumption is to know that God did speak these words by divine inspiration to a very sin-nature man and the Bible as we know it today is infallible and inerrant when it comes to things concerning the word of God. The second degree of knowledge comes from historical accounts, movements, councils, and the methodology…show more content…
Moses was not the first one to form well developed writing, the Babylonians and Sumerians had created a format years before and Abraham with the writings of the Elba tablets; we can know that law codes, systems, and historical accounts were then being disseminated, however, the recordings of Moses were the very first to be considered sacred (Elwell 2001). The Hebrew Canon consisting of The Law (5 books), The Prophets (21 books), and Writings (13 books) began with Moses. The Apocrypha is a historical account that can be dated as written between the testaments. The Roman Catholic Church includes these seven books of the Apocrypha as does the Eastern Orthodox church along with four additional (Hindson and Yates 2012). The decisions leading to the debates of inclusion or not of the Apocrypha can point to one clear reason, they never claimed to be the word of God (Hindson and Yates 2012). The Jews believed that God stopped talking through his prophets with great emphasis on Philo…show more content…
“There are some 250 quotes from the Old Testament books in the New Testament” ( n.d.). The Council of Nicaea (325 A.D.) was not the first council to speak of scripture as canon in a formal and academic sense; the Council of Carthage (397 A.D.) is considered to be the first, and even so, the 27 books were in common agreement at this time (Elwell 2001). Carthage brought about an agreement that nothing should be read in church other than from the canon. The formation of the New Testament, unlike the Old Testament, should be considered in the context of a process rather than an event, and historical rather than a biblical matter (Elwell

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