The Complete Series: Ten Basic Facts About the New Testament Canon that Every Christian Should Memorize

Michael KrugerCHBC: Several months ago I began republishing Dr. Michael Kruger’s series on Ten Basic Facts About the New Testament Canon that Every Christian Should Memorize. This series was designed for a lay-level audience and  could prove helpful in a conversation one might have with a skeptical friend. However, I fell behind in posting his series (no surprise there). So, here it is in full. Enjoy.

#1: “The New Testament Books are the Earliest Christian Writings We Possess”

#2: “Apocryphal Writings are All Written in the Second Century or Later”

#3: “The New Testament Books Are Unique Because They Are Apostolic Books”

#4: “Some NT Writers Quote Other NT Writers as Scripture”

#5: “The Four Gospels are Well Established by the End of the Second Century”

#6: “At the End of the Second Century, the Muratorian Fragment lists 22 of our 27 NT books”

#7: “Early Christians Often Used Non-Canonical Writings”

#8: “The NT Canon Was Not Decided at Nicea—Nor Any Other Church Council”

#9: “Christians Did Disagree about the Canonicity of Some NT Books”

#10 “Early Christians Believed that Canonical Books were Self-Authenticating.”

Dr. Kruger is the President of Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte) and a Professor of New Testament. He is an expert on the issue of the New Testament canon. You can follow his blog here.

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