Christians created their own bible, and that Christians were biased on what scriptures they included in theCanonicity of scripture involving The New Testament. We will cover this further in my discussion.
Old Testament Canonicity
: The Old Testament received a lot of its canonicity, authority, anddivine inspiration directly from Jesus Christ Himself. One good example of Jesus stating the authority of the Old Testament is in when he states that we are gods. “Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, You are gods? If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the scripturecannot be broken), do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, you are blaspheming, because I said, I am the Son of God”. The cross reference for this in the Old Testamentstates “I said you are gods, And all of you are children of the Most High”. Jesus also stated numeroustimes that men who wrote the Old Testament were indeed filled with the Holy Spirit though He had not been fully manifested to the whole world yet. During this period of history God gave His Holy Spirit toselect devout men of God, who followed Him wholeheartedly. The best example is of God’s own Manafter His own heart, King David! “For David himself said by the Holy Spirit: The Lord said to my Lord,Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool”. This was a direct prophecy referring tonone other than the Christ Himself and about his reign as Messiah. We all know that our God is a God of order so it would only make sense for God to give everyone the option to receive the Holy Spirit and tolive their life in spiritual victory. The Old Testament is the foreground of God’s plan of redemption todraw all men to Himself that He might receive the praise, honor, and glory.
New Testament Canonicity
: The New Testament is the part of the Bible that is most effectivelyapplied to us modern day Christians. The Old Testament was God wanting to redeem His own people inthe Nation of Israel, while the New Testament is God revealing Himself to all of mankind, Jews, andGentiles alike. The New Testament first covers the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, while the OldTestament prepared the way of Jesus Christ. This is how we know that the Bible is inspired of God because we see Him throughout the whole Bible from beginning to end. He indeed is the Alpha andOmega, the First, and the Last. When looking to please God we should look no further than God Himself,