How was scripture “discovered”? And what is the criteria used in that discovery?
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Dave: In the last Truth Shot we discussed that the Church didn’t decide what
books were Scripture.
Jeff: We discovered what writings were actually from God – those were always
Dave: But, how do we discover?
Jeff: There’s not a rule book, it just takes some common sense.
Dave: Obviously not just anyone can write something considered “Scripture” –
Jeff: Right. For something to be scripture it has to be from a Prophet.
Dave: That’s the first criteria…
Jeff: Yeah, and shouldn’t that be obvious? In addition, the prophet has to have
been confirmed by miracles in some way so that we know they were a prophet.
Dave: Well, that makes too much sense.
Jeff: Now remember – anything inspired by God is scripture – but another way we
try to figure out what is from God is by asking: “Do God’s people accept it?”
Dave: We all have the Holy Spirit, so if all Christians for thousands of years accept
Jeff: It would seem as though it’s probably Scripture. Those are just a few ways we