Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Early Formation Of The New Testament Canon

"There was no early conciliar action that determined which books should be recognized and which not; the acceptance and selection of the books was a spontaneous process that went on throughout the the close of the second century the New Testament contained essentially the same books which we now receive and they were regarded with the same respect that Christians have for them today."

Henry Clarence Thiessen, Introduction to the New Testament, p. 26


  1. Peter equates Paul's writings to "other Scriptures" in 2 Peter 3:16. This would make a case that NT writings were circulating around the Middle East and Asia Minor beore Peter's death in AD 64.