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New Testament Canon Formation

• Jesus chose 12 apostles & taught them for 3 years.
• 11 of them went on to spread his message.
• 9 different writers constructed the 27 NT books.
• NT originally written in Greek.
• First scrolls, then collections, lastly 1 volume
• Most of NT writings were letters to local churches.
• Others were written to specific individuals.
• Yet others for broader audiences.

1 Peter (Asia)
Romans (Europe)
Revelation (Asia)

• Geo diversity made it tough for early churches to immediately obtain all copies of early church letters.
• Limitations: communication, travel & persecution.
• Paul’s letters were almost immediately regarded as authoritative. (2 Peter 3:15-16)
• NT books were more difficult to confirm than OT.
• Some other books questioned & accepted (James & Hebrews, 2 Peter);
others rejected (Shepherd of Hermas & Gospel of Peter).
• We can be certain the current list is 100% right.
• How?

Jesus Christ

Five Fold Ministry Ireland Ltd

Dublin, IE

About us

The Five Fold Ministry Ireland is a very small but greatly blessed, front-line outreach team that comes not with empty words but in the Power and Anointing of the Living God, Jesus Christ.
Worldwide revivalists, they are a Christian healing, evangelical ministry. At every meeting without exception His Love and saving, healing Power has been demonstrated with miracles, healings, signs and wonders.
This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous
in our eyes.
Mark 12:11

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