Excerpt: Comment on Why You Should Run from Bible Believing ChurchesPublished May 9, 2017
Who decided what is the New Testament?
Excerpt from Disqus <email@example.com>
Excellent question. People who were the winners of a complex theological horse race but who are currently dead. The four canonical gospels are widely agreed to be the only quasi historical accounts of Jesus’ career from which we might hope to retrieve anything factual–it is just as widely agreed that the non-canonical stuff is largely gibberish historically speaking. So if other historical sources have been tossed out and lost, and the foundational texts are to be considered crucial for defining what Christianity is, then as I see it Christianity has painted itself into a corner unless the believer says that what the NT says doesn’t matter and makes up his own Jesus from scratch. But is a customized Jesus still Christianity? If so, isn’t Christianity just what anyone chooses to believe? Is building model planes Christianity because someone says it is?