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Re: Lots of undeniable evidence that everything that has ever happened is 100% justic

Originally Posted by JUPITERASC View Post
The Council of Nicaea was called by the Emperor Constantine
and met in 325 C.E. to establish a unified Catholic Church.
At that point
no universally sanctioned Scriptures or Christian Bible existed

Various churches and officials adopted different texts and gospels.
That’s why the Council of Hippo
sanctioned 27 books for the New Testament in 393 C.E.
Four years later the Council of Cartage confirmed the same 27 books
as the authoritative Scriptures of the Church.
I don't observe the canons of the Nicean council.

The 27 books of the New Testament were written in the first century. By the early second century the vast majority of assemblies throughout different parts of the Empire (Asia Minor, Rome, North Africa etc.) have accepted the four gospels and the 13 epistles of Paul as Scriptures (Paul and Peter speak of his epistles as Scripture, and the early Christians like Irenaeus, Tertullian and Justin quote as authority). Doubts existed among some only about certain books of the New Testament - the epistles of Peter, James and John, and also about the Revelation to John, although even they were widely seen as authoritative. The Shepherd and the Epistle of Barnabas were also considered for canonicity, but did not make it. One can still recommend reading those books since they are useful.

Gnostic excrement like some of the books in Nag Hammadi was never considered Scripture or widely read by the faithful Christians of the early centuries.

Even the Jewish canon was not universally codified by the time of Jesus even though the Books we have today were written hundreds of years before that time. There was a question for the canonicity of the Song of Songs in the first century among the Pharisees for example. Wisdom and Sirach were also considered for canonicity, but did not make it. One can still recommend reading those books since they are useful.

Athanasius and Eusebius give the same list of books years before the date you give.

I hope people double check your misinformation. God has preserved the tenacity of the text through various manuscript traditions as can be seen from any examination of 2nd to 4th century manuscripts of the aforementioned 27 books. The Scriptures are the most well preserved document of Antiquity. If you can't trust them, you should not trust any book from Antiquity since manuscript evidence for them do not exist for many centuries or a millennium after the authors lived.

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