If you listen to some skeptics, you get the impression that the books of the Bible were chosen at some arbitrary church conference in the fourth century. I’ve even heard someone well-known say that Constantine chose the books of the Bible. In fact, all the books of the New Testament were being widely used by the early church, and recognized as divinely inspired. Here are a few early lists and where we find them.
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This is one of those common bits of misinformation that I attempt to correct in my fellow atheists whenever I see it– along with the whole “copies of copies of copies” sophistry.