Canonicity #1, how we got our Old Testament AND what makes the Bible different than other religious books

This probably should be two lessons and the video is a bit long, but as I researched, thought and prayed about the subject, I realized that to help you see the incredible value of the Old Testament manuscripts and for you to realize how unique they really are, you need to see them alongside other so called “scriptures” from other religions.

To do that, I have included some examples from Hinduism, Buddhism, and the Mormon Church. When you read even these brief examples, that have no tie to true history, it becomes obvious that the Christian Bible is unique. People still must decide what they think about Jesus and make a decision to follow Him as leader and forgiver, but they cannot lump our scriptures in with all others.

It also becomes obvious with even a brief look at the scriptures of other religions that: “all religions DO NOT lead to God.”  All religions do not say the same thing, they do not have the same message. It is an insult to each one of them to lump them all together.

Though we must always speak to people of other religions with “gentleness and respect” as 1 Peter 3:15 commands us to do, but at the same time in our conversations we much always affirm:

That is it by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone that we are assured of eternal salvation.

Below is the video–you don’t have to watch it, you can just click on the computer, listen and go about your work.

Below the video are the PDFs. Be sure to print off the chart before watching if possible. To print either one, just click on the image, the PDF will open on your computer and you can print it.


How we got our Bible chart, canonicity lesson 1

How we got our Bible chart, the Old Testament, click on image to go to PDF, print off.



Canonicity #1 Notes PDF

Canonicity notes and information on what makes the Christian scriptures unique. Click on image to go to PDF and print off.



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