DATE: OCTOBER 8, 2014
SUBJECT: PAPER 1 THE CANONS
INSTRUCTOR: DR. NICKENS CHHI 301
SUBMITTED BY: JANET SHELTON-WHITE
The Hebrew Bible is divided into 3 sections Law, Prophets and the Writings of Wisdom. The Jewish canon has 66 books; there are 39 books from the Old Testament originally in Hebrew and some written in Aramaic. The New Testament has 27 books, the 12 Minor Prophets are counted as one book, and the Apocrypha word that comes from the Greek word meaning hidden or concealed were not included in the ...view middle of the document...
Irenaeus Bishop of Lyons AD 185 a theologian in opposition of Gnostics who believed that the Gospel was for all principal work. This being the Refutation of heresy’s a instruct believers. He was a defender of Orthodox Christianity and against Gnostic rivals. Gnostic were taught that Christ did not have a
material body and only believed what was fitting to them at that time  was very adamant that there were exactly 4 Gospels no more or no less. He claimed that the Acts of Apostles and the Gospel of Luke was the same author. All but two of the Bishops signed the creed and the canons. 
Tertullian (Septimius Tertullian’s) a schismatic and arranger of words was not adverse in Scriptures technical of stoicism to discuss the distinct formula of the doctoring incorporated in the Canon and considering the New Testament the sacred books as a divinely inspired record of God’s self-revelation to men. He argued that Jesus Christ our Lord is the divine authority and canonicity follows the Authority. Paul wrote in 1 CORINTHIANS 14:37 If anyone thinks he is a prophet or a spiritual, let him recognize that the things which I write to are the Lord’s commandments, which means 2 Timothy 3: 16-17 All Scriptures is God breathed for the teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. So to translate that that all biblical, literal, poetical, letters composed hymnals are inspired by our Creator. Tertullian recognized the canon of true perfection of all things in Christ. His longest dispute was with Marcion arguing the separation of the just God of the Old Testament from the good God who sent Jesus Christ.
However, written before or after Christ the Old Testament did speak about the Prophet or Messiah
that was yet to come. The accuracy of the authors of the written word is a very controversial subject
because only God knows who he ordained and chose to write the books of the Bible. We should not
argue the Bible or take anything from it or add to Deuteronomy 4:2. Arguing the Bible is not being obedient to the word as...