How Were The Books Of The Bible Chosen? (2 of 5) by Stan Coffey

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How Were The Books Of The Bible Chosen? (2 of 5)
Series: How Do We Know for Sure That the Bible Is God's Word?
Stan Coffey
Matthew 24:35

Last Sunday we began a brand new series on "How Can We Know For Sure That The Bible Is God's Word." We are going to be in this study for about 4 or 5 more weeks. This series of lessons deal with a very important topic and that is how did we get our Bible, how can we know for sure that the Bible we have today is as reliable as the original manuscripts that the apostles wrote? We don't have the original manuscripts anymore. There are none of the original manuscripts available to us, so how can we be sure that the Bible we have now is exactly like the Bible as it was written down in the original.

So we are going to answer all of these questions. And today we are going to talk about "How Were The Books Of The Bible Chosen" because there were many ancient writings that have been discovered. In the New Testament time, writing had advanced greatly and there were many, many volumes discovered from the time of Jesus. And at that time, the Romans had advanced writing to a great degree. And they were writing on paper at the time of Jesus. They were writing even in what we call codex. And codex was much like a book. They had even advanced beyond the scroll. They were still writing on the scroll and the scroll of course, was the rolled up paper. You have seen the scroll where the scroll is unrolled page-by-page as you read it. But they had advanced on to the codex, which was much like a book. It was bound and you could turn the pages. And writing in the Roman time had advanced even to that degree.

Going back to the Old Testament times, even hundreds of years before Moses, men knew how to write. You will find that hundreds of years before Moses that the Egyptians left us writings called hieroglyphics on rocks. Early man wrote on metal, he wrote on stone, he wrote on papyrus, which was a type of plant when dried ...


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