Additions To The Bible?
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03-12-2014, 07:43 AM
RE: Additions To The Bible?
(02-12-2014 11:31 PM)TarzanSmith Wrote:  
(02-12-2014 09:41 PM)Bear100 Wrote:  Fascinatingly enough, the Bible as we see it today doesn't actually consist of all the gospels. The gospels there that we see there were actually decided by a committee (how surprising), so the gospels that don't agree with their beliefs, such as Gospel of Thomas, Gospel of Judas, etc., were abandoned from the "final edition."

As I mentioned above, although the canon was decided by a synod, the Vulgate, which is the official bible of the Catholic Church was assembled and translated about seven years prior to the council. So yes there were other Gospels but most of the canon was decided well before hand. The four gospels date to the mid 2nd century when St Ireneus said there could only be 4 Gospels.

That does not make it any less arbitrary or subjective.

Or, as some would have it, political or agenda-driven. What there is no evidence of is 'inspired'.

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