New Testament Canon

There were many books outside the New Testament which were commonly used by churches in Europe, Alexandria in church. Such as: Epistle of Barnabas, Shepherd of Hermas, Paul’s Epistle to the Laodiceans, 1 Clement, 2 Clement, Preaching of Peter, Apocalypse of Peter, Gospel According to, the Egyptians, Gospel According to the Hebrews, etcetera.

Is the Bible just mostly accurate?

“The Bible is mostly accurate, there were just a few verses added or removed which distorted the message.”

Since there is so much evidence for the Bible’s overall reliability, many skeptics allege that overall the Bible is reliable but a few verses were added or changed which contorted the message.…

Does the Qur’an mention the Bible?

“The Qur’ān never mentions the Bible, only the Tawrat, Zabur and Injīl”

Actually, the English word “Bible” is simply a translation of the Greek term biblia meaning “the books.” As the collection of Jewish and Christian scriptures came to be considered one unit, the term in Latin began to denote simply “The Book”.…

The Opinion of the Early Commentators

The problem with critics like Zakir Naik is that they contradict the early commentators, who had a high view of the Jewish and Christian Scriptures. The Muslim scholar Saeed Abdullah has documented this in his paper The Charge of Distortion of Jewish and Christian Scriptures.

Qur’an ‘preserves’ Previous Scriptures?

“The Qur’ān was sent down because of the corruption of the previous Scriptures.”

Fundamentalists like Zakir Naik have spread the un-Qur’ānic idea that the Qur’ān was revealed because the previous scriptures had been changed. This notion is nowhere to be found in the Qur’ān.…

Scriptures Outdated?

“The Torah and Injil have been surpassed and made irrelevant by the arrival of the Qur’ān.”

There is a widespread idea among Muslims that the Torah and Injil have been superceded or made irrelevant by the arrival of the Qur’ān.  This fantastic allegation has absolutely no basis in the Qur’ān or Hadith, it is a mere opinion which contradicts the Qur’ān.…

Doesn’t Every Christian Group have a Different Bible?

“Doesn’t every Christian group have a different Bible?”

All the branches of Christianity—Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Lutheran, Anglican, Pentecostal, etcetera—have exactly the same Tawrat (Torah), Zabur (Psalms), and Injīl (New Testament) . Even if you compare any Jewish Torah or Psalms with that of the Christians, it is identical (though arranged in a different order).…

Constantine and the Canon of 325

“The New Testament books were not decided on until the Roman Emperor Constantine set the Bible canon in 325 to protect his Trinity doctrine.”

The council of Nicea in 325 was held not to decide which books were scripture, but to confirm something that had been accepted by Christians everywhere for a long time already.…

What about the Gospel of Barnabas?

Certain critics of the Gospels allege that a document called the “Gospel of Barnabas” is the original Gospel of Jesus, claiming that Christians had deliberately hidden it until it popped up in the 18th century. While there are hundreds of early manuscripts of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, there are absolutely no manuscript copies of the Gospel of Barnabas until one thousand five hundred years after Jesus.…