12 Deuterocanonical Books Books written originally in Greek and were removed from Protestant Bibles2nd CanonJesus quoted fromSeptuagint, whichIncluded Deut. books
13 The Church existed before the New Testament was Written Preaching was emphasizedMost apostles did not write anythingThousands became Christians without reading any of the NT!1-50 AD – Oral (apostolic) teaching/preachingAD – NT written
15 After Jesus 1-50 AD: Oral teaching – Apostolic teaching (preaching) AD: NT written. Epistles, then Gospels and Acts, then Revelation
16 After Jesus and the Apostles, no new Public Revelation
17 Hebrews 1:1-4. Jesus is the fullness of Revelation In times past, God spoke in partial and various ways to our ancestors through the prophets; in these last days, he spoke to us through a son, whom he made heir of all things and through whom he created the universe, who is the refulgence of his glory, the very imprint of his being, and who sustains all things by his mighty word. When he had accomplished purification from sins, he took his seat at the right hand of the Majesty on high, as far superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.
18 How canonicity is decided Orthodoxy – Is it conformed to Christ’s message?Apostolicity – Is it traceable to the apostles?Catholicity – Was it used consistently in the liturgy? (Universality)*All NT books can be traced to the apostles!