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The Canon of the New Testament



Criteria for NT Canonicity

  1. Written by a recognized prophet or apostle.
  2. Confirmed as authoratative by Christ, a prophet, or an apostle.
  3. Written by an associate of a prophet or an apostle.
  4. Truthfulness.
  5. Agreement with works already in the canon.
  6. Agreement with established theology.
  7. Widely used and recognized by the church.

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