Dating the books of the new testament is sandra bullock dating benjamin bratt
The Gospels, it was felt, would more likely be viewed as accurate, authentic, and persuasive if it was believed they were written by the disciples of Jesus, eyewitnesses to his ministry. In addition, Paul was one of the most fundamental figures (some would argue, more influential than Jesus himself) in what was to become the Christianity of the Roman Empire and the Roman Catholic Church.His letters held (and hold) an authority unlike any other theological writings of the day.It is simply that the New Testament books are the earliest Christian writings we possess.One of the most formidable challenges in any discussion about the New Testament canon is explaining what makes these 27 books unique. There are many answers to that question, but in this blog post we are focusing on just one: the of these books.These books stand out as distinctive because they are earliest Christian writings we possess and thus bring us the closest to the historical Jesus and to the earliest church.If we want to find out what authentic Christianity was really like, then we should rely on the writings that are the nearest to that time period.
This was continued by the Savior through the Holy Spirit working in the life of His apostles following Christ’s ascension into heaven.
Scholars say that some of the earliest individual books were written down probably beginning near the end of the thirteenth century BC — perhaps 1200 BC or so.