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What Took So Long?

for the entire NT to be
confirmed and gathered?

1. The originals were scattered across the whole empire: Apostles were sharing the Gospel, and being persecuted.

2. No scroll could easily contain more than one or two books. Luke: 30 feet; NT: 200 feet (bulky, expensive)

3. The 1st century Christians expected the immediate return of Christ = no need for a compilation.

4. No one church or leader dominated the others.

5. The early leaders assumed the authority of the Gospels and apostles. (Matthew, John, James, Peter, Paul wrote 85% of NT. Exceptions = Mark, Luke, Jude, and Hebrews)

6. Only when the heretics attacked the truth was the need for the development of a Canon (mid 2nd century).

Image Source: Ancient Map: Pinterest; Text Source: Adapted from Brian Edwards 

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The Five Fold Ministry Ireland is a very small but greatly blessed, front-line outreach team that comes not with empty words but in the Power and Anointing of the Living God, Jesus Christ.
Worldwide revivalists, they are a Christian healing, evangelical ministry. At every meeting without exception His Love and saving, healing Power has been demonstrated with miracles, healings, signs and wonders.
This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous
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Mark 12:11

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