Have you ever wondered how we got the Bible? Did a group of people gather around a conference table and “decide” which books would be in the Old Testament? What about the New Testament? Was all this decided at the Council of Nicaea, in 325 A.D.?
No. No. No.
To paraphrase the great theologian Luke Skywalker, every single word in those questions was wrong.
That’s why we’re giving away the book How We Got the Bible on 07 April, at church. It’s a short book, at 103 pages. It answers four questions:
- How did we get the Old Testament books?
- How do we know what we have of the Old Testament is accurate?
- How did we get the New Testament books?
- How do we know what we have of the New Testament is accurate?
If you want answers to this question, then this is the book for you. We’ll also be putting a copy in the library. This is a complicated topic! If you just want a Cliff-Notes answer to the question, just ask me and I can point you to an online article that will set your mind at ease. But, if you want something a bit more substantive, then drop your name into the hat (so to speak) this Sunday, and you might win the book on 07 April.