Essential Beliefs of Christianity: Beliefs Christians Should Not Compromise On

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There are essential beliefs on which Christians can not compromise. They are not negotiable. These essentials are what makes it Christianity; without them, it is just another world religion.

Compromising the True Gospel

One of the greatest differences between Christianity and all other religions is that one is from God and the others are man-made.  If any of these elements are missing, then you don’t have the true gospel but another gospel which Paul said is really no gospel at all.  Read what Paul said in Galatians 1:6-9:

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.  But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.

Paul not only says that the gospel must not be distorted, there is a curse on those who bring a false one. The apostles warned about false teachers bringing in false gospels long ago and it is happening today.  Jesus also told us to Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.  You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit.  Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.  Thus you will recognize them by their fruits (Matt 7:25-20).

The Essential Beliefs of Christianity

Listed here are beliefs of Christianity that can never be compromised.  They must all be present or you have another gospel altogether.  These must be in place in all churches if they claim to be Christian or they are not the church that Jesus’ built.

  • Salvation is in none other than through the name, person, work, and grace of Jesus Christ (John 14:6; John 3:16; Rom. 5:8).
  • Salvation is possible only through One Person and One Name alone and that is Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12; 16:30-31).
  • Jesus lived a sinless life (1 Pet. 2:22; 1 John 3:5).
  • Jesus was literally conceived and born of a virgin named Mary (Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:26-33).
  • All of the 66 books of the Bible are the “only” inspired word of God to the world (2 Tim 3:16).
  • Those who place their trust in Christ and believe in Him will inherit eternal life in a literal Kingdom of Heaven (Jer 17:7; John 17:37-38; John 14:6; John 3:16-17).
  • There is a literal Hell for those who refuse to repent and believe in Jesus Christ (Psalm 73:12-19; Luke 16:23.26; John 12:48).
  • All of humanity has fallen short of God’s glory and is in need of salvation; for which reason Jesus came to the earth (Rom. 3:23; Rom. 6:23; Rom. 5:8; John 14:6).
  • Jesus is coming again to gather together His people and to judge those in the world and those who have died in countless ages who refused to believe in Him (Rev 20; Rev 22:12; 1 Thess 4:16-17; Rom 2:6-8; Heb 9:28).
  • Jesus was crucified, buried, and rose again by a literal resurrection on the third day after His death (Rom 4:25; 1 Thess 4:14; 1 Cor 15-17; Matt 28:5-6).
  • Jesus is God and has no beginning and no ending and thus is an Eternal God as are the Father and the Holy Spirit (Heb 7:3; John 1:1-4; Rev 22:13; Rev 21:6; Rev 2:8).

Not Negotiable

IHC or IHS are the first three letters of the Greek word for “Jesus” — Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)

If any of these essential elements are missing, then you don’t have Christianity; you have something else. Christians who calls themselves a Christian must believe in all of these.  We can not argue over or fight against these cornerstones of the faith.  There are many other areas in a Christian’s walk that are non-essentials like food, drink, alcohol, dancing, and so on but these listed above are not negotiable in any way. Such things as Jesus having always existed and having no beginning, that He was from all time having existed along with the Trinity of the Father and the Holy Spirit.  God is Creator and there is nothing that exists that was not made by God.  He is the Creator of the universe, angels, earth, mankind, and all creatures great and small.  He existed before the universe and earth existed and has existed for all time and will so without end.

Since mankind’s fall, they have been separated from God by their sin and only by Jesus’ coming into the world, being born of a virgin, and living a human life without sin, and dying to redeem mankind can close the gap of separation that sin had created.  His death makes possible our reconciliation to God and gives us access to God for all time in the coming Kingdom of Heaven and today in the present.  Those who refuse to believe in and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior will be separated for all time in a hell fire of torment with no second chance for redemption.  Today is the day of salvation and there will be no second chance after Christ returns to judge the world, both the living and the dead.

To have eternal life, a person has to trust in the work of Christ on Calvary.  They must repent from their sins, confess them to God, profess Jesus as their Savior, trust in Christ to save them with the understanding that it is apart from any works. Then being born from above (born again) they will possess eternal life and await Jesus’ Second Advent to inherit the eternal Kingdom of Heaven which will be on earth in the New Jerusalem which will be in the new heavens and the new earth.

Believing in Jesus

If you wish to place your trust in Jesus Christ today and be born again, which means you can inherit eternal life, simply read Romans 10:9-13:

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Your public profession is how others know that you believe in what Jesus did for you; that Jesus died for your sins and was raised from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures (1 Cor 15:3-5).  That you are now justified when you believe because everyone who calls on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ will be saved.  Once you believe you should join with fellow believers at a Bible believing church and get baptized (so others know what you believe and may, by your example, also come to Jesus).  That is my prayer for you.  It is essential that you trust in, rely on, lean upon, and believe in Jesus Christ for there is no other way to God and eternal life (Acts 4:12).

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jennifer October 2, 2012 at 8:49 am

I wanted to ask, because growing up as a Christian I never really put thought into this, but like you have quoted here from the bible Jesus is god. My husband and I have argued because he says Jesus is the son of god, but not god, but at bible study I’ve gone to they said the father, the son, and the holy ghost are all god, and all the same. Are there any further points on this I could make to my husband for him to understand this more?.

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Robert Driskell October 2, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Jennifer,
If I might offer this passage: “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:15-17 ESV). God bless you.
Yours in Christ,
Robert

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Jack Wellman October 2, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Hello Jennifer. What Robert has said is true (thank you Robert). Read these verses that prove, beyond doubt, that Jesus is God of very God. If he reads the Gospel of John, this book is among the greatest books that reveal that Jesus is divine and fully God.

John 1:1 – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

John 1:14 – “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

John 5:18 – “For this cause therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.”

John 8:24 – “I said therefore to you, that you shall die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you shall die in your sins.” *Note: In the Greek, “He” is not there. )

John 8:58 – “Jesus said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.'”

John 10:30-33 – “I and the Father are one.” 31 The Jews took up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus answered them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?” 33 The Jews answered Him, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God.”

John 20:28 – “Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”

Col. 2:9 – “For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form.”

Matt. 14:33 – “And those who were in the boat worshiped Him, saying, “You are certainly God’s Son!”

There are almost 200 such verses in the New Testament that reveal this. Can all these be wrong? No! Have him read these….but know this, only God can reveal who Jesus Christ really is…and we can not for that is the work of the Holy Spirit. Case in point, Matt 16:17 “Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven.” and Galatians 1:15-16 “But when God, who set me apart from birth and called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not consult any man”

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Brian Wang January 19, 2013 at 10:11 am

I will try to use a geometry to explain it if that will be helpful. Think a cylinder bar and cut through it. Depend on how you cut, the cutting section can become circle, ellipse, rectangle or others. We, human, are not above or the same as God (the 3D cylinder), so what we see are different (2D circle, ellipse, etc.) Hopefully it will help. God Bless.
Brian

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Joanne DeMark October 2, 2012 at 10:08 am

First read the book of John chapter one. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
When Gabriel, the archangel, told Mary she would conceive (through the Holy Spirit) and give birth. He instructed her to name Him “Immanuel”. In Hebrew, it means, God with us.

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Robert Driskell October 2, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Jack,
You are a True prophet who spreads the True Gospel while bearing good fruit. You are a shining example of a follower of Jesus Christ. May all people know Jesus as you do, sir. God bless you.
Yours in Christ,
Robert

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Jack Wellman October 2, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Robert, I hope lightning doesn’t strike you for that! LOL I appreciate your kind words but truly flesh & blood knows nothing but only the Holy Spirit reveals truth so to all glory, credit, honor, and praise deservedly go to God of very God.

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Derek Hill October 3, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Jack, this article was right on the money. Fantastic job! I felt the spirit moving as I read it. I was even more moved by your response to Jennifer. This was awesome and inspired by God, no doubt. I have never seen a case for Jesus being God laid out like that before. You are truly a blessing to everyone on this site and I am glad to call you brother!

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Jack Wellman October 3, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Wow Derek. You are too kind brother and you are giving me much too much credit because this was all about God and when you write about Him and His attributes, it is full of power. Me? Not so much.

I like this about all other religions….it says, “do, do, do, do” with each other religion in the world. With Christianity it is “done!” in Christ Jesus.

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Steve Warsa October 4, 2012 at 8:15 am

I don’t believe that your 5th point is quite accurate. Even though I believe that all 66 books of the Bible are the inspired word of living God, I don’t believe this is a requirement to be a Christian. There is nowhere in the Bible that says that you must believe that all 66 books of the Bible are the word of God in order to be a Christian (Christ follower). In fact, when the biblical authors were writing, all 27 books of the New Testament were not even compiled yet. Furthermore, when Paul penned 2 Tim 3:16 for example, John’s gospel, his letters and Revelation were not even written yet. Based on your definition, none of the 3000 souls who were added at Peter’s Pentecost sermon would’ve been Christians. So, while I hold a high view of Scripture, I don’t think this plays any part in salvation of an individual. Romans 10:9-10 says: if you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord and you believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified; and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.

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Jack Wellman October 4, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Thank you Mr. Warsa. We know that Paul’s words, Peter’s words, and James, etc. (the writes of the New Testament) spoke with God-ordained authority and these very words they spoke were to be recorded in the New Testament. So you are saying that you don’t have to believe that all 66 books of the Bible are the Word of God and still be a Christian? Then why did you quote one of the books to reveal how to be saved (i.e. Rom 10:9-10)? How can you say you don’t have to believe that all the books are essential to being a Christian and then quoting one of them? I’m a bit confused by that. You are entitled to your opinion sir. I think the article stands as is, correctly. Thank you.

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Steve Warsa October 5, 2012 at 8:46 am

Jack, I want to start off by making sure that you know that I view you as a brother in Christ. I do not believe this issue should cause division or strife between us – that would dishonor our Lord and Savior. I want you to understand that my response comes back in love and this is simply an in-house debate. Your article was a great article and I really appreciate all the content.

The reason I quoted the Scriptures in my response is because, as I said in my response, “I believe that all 66 books of the Bible are the inspired word of living God” and “I hold a high view of Scripture”. However, I stand by my statement. Please show me in the Bible where it says that you must believe that all 66 books included in the Bible are the word of God. Also, you have not answered my question about the people in the New Testament. What about Peter? What about Paul? What about the thief on the cross? what about Stephen? How could they be Christians when the Bible wasn’t even compiled yet if this was a requirement to believe in all 66 books as the word of God? My main point is that you’re making the hurdle too high for people to be saved. Let’s not go beyond what the Bible says. Pull out all the salvation passages in the Bible and you’ll find that they do not speak about believing in all 66 books of the Bible as the word of God. Do I believe they are the word of God? Yes, I do! Do I think that specific tenet of my belief is what saves me? No, I do not. I believe that your points 1, 2, 6, 10 and 11 above are the ones that are relevant to my salvation.

Best Regards,
Steve

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Robert October 5, 2012 at 10:19 am

Steve,
I’d like to jump in here and offer my two-cents (before taxes), if I might. I think you and Jack are both correct. The requirements for one to be saved are simple: acknowledge your sin, your responsibility to a Holy God, and trust in Jesus Christ (life, death, burial, payment, etc.) and you’re saved. So, you are correct regarding the initial requirements for salvation. However, (and I’m not speaking for Jack here, just myself) as one matures in his or her faith, so does his or her breadth of understanding important doctrines. Therefore, when one comes to the point of deciding how to view the Bible, the question becomes crucial. Do I believe God has spoken to us in this Book or not? At that point, I choose to trust the Bible, or doubt the Bible. And the decision I make will have profound consequences.
Anyway, as you said in your comment, this is all in love (and ‘iron sharpens iron’, so discussions like this are important), and I thank you for allowing me to voice my thoughts. God bless you, Steve.
Yours in Christ,
Robert

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Robert Miller October 5, 2012 at 11:07 am

As one Robert to another, let me just say that this is why I love this site! You guys are always very calm, collected, and open to discussion! If anyone ever doubts that God has touched your lives,t hen they need only look here to see how you have gracefully handled criticism, counter-arguments, and so forth. Not that Steven’s comment was harsh or offensive, mind you (I’ve seen harsh comments from readers on other articles, though). I just wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that I appreciate the fact that you guys and gal(s?) seek only to build up your brethren in Christ and never to tear them down.

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Robert October 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Thank you, Robert.
It is always good to hear that one’s ministry is having a positive effect. God is good and deserves our best. I think I speak for everyone on this site when I say that our greatest desire is to glorify God. Please pray for us in this endeavor. God bless you, Robert (what a fantastic name, by the way…ha).
Yours in Christ,
Robert

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Pamela Rose Williams October 8, 2012 at 5:28 pm

I am blessed by your Christ-like attitude — all of you. Thank you for that.

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Jack Wellman October 5, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Again, I appreciate your comments Steve. I must apologize for I do see the point that you are making and so I am sorry that I didn’t respond so very well. I had attempted to answer the question about Peter (apparently pathetically though, as it appeared) that Peter’s statement is recorded in Scripture and the only reason that we have this statement is that we have the New Testament…and all 66 books are critical to a person’s coming to faith.

Perhaps I should delete that point that the Bible is not essential to a person’s salvation as I stated in this article that “These must be in place in all churches if they claim to be Christian” but “Listed here are beliefs of Christianity that can never be compromised” but I just can’t do that because “All of the 66 books of the Bible are the “only” inspired word of God to the world (2 Tim 3:16).” Having said that, you don’t need the Bible to preach the gospel like Peter didn’t have at the time because He saw the Person of the Gospel, that being Jesus Christ and so you can be saved without having a Bible but I stand by what I said that “All of the 66 books of the Bible are the “only” inspired word of God to the world.”

Thank you sir and please do come back again soon.

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Steve Warsa October 6, 2012 at 8:09 am

I appreciate all the comments here from Jack, Robert and Robert, as well as others. As Robert alluded to, the spirit of our interactions is a great testimony in itself. Jesus said “By this all men will know that you’re My disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35).

Jack, I appreciate your apology, though it is not necessary. As Robert says, we are iron sharpening iron (Prov 27:17) and you were just “testing every spirit” (1 John 4:1) and I commend you for that! Keep up the great work!

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Mick G. October 5, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Jack,
You write, “To have eternal life, a person has to trust in the work of Christ on Calvary. They must repent from their sins, confess them to God, profess Jesus as their Savior, trust in Christ to save them with the understanding that it is apart from any works. Then being born from above (born again) they will possess eternal life and await Jesus’ Second Advent to inherit the eternal Kingdom of Heaven which will be on earth in the New Jerusalem which will be in the new heavens and the new earth.”
My concern is for my “Godson,” as best I can describe the relationship. His name was Jeremiah and he was almost 27 when he passed away last summer. He had Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (www.cdlsusa.org) which is an affliction he was born with that caused him to be severely mentally and physically challenged. Besides stunted growth and mild deformations, he was non-verbal, deaf, and had vision problems. My wife and I got to know him when he was about 9 years old, were very close to him for years, and he lived with us 24/7 the last 5+ years of his life, some of the best years we ever had. A smile or a hug from him letting us know he felt good that day or that something was funny to him was pure heaven. I never had a better friend, and hope he would say the same about me.
My question might be for another board, but over the last year I’ve searched countless articles looking for an answer. As I read your article tonight, I thought I’d ask for your thoughts. What about the eternal life of the severely handicapped, infants, and aborted children? Are they in heaven? I’ve read and reread all I can find in the Bible and find some encouragement with scripture such as 2 Samuel 12:23. Yet when I see a list of requirements for salvation that cannot be compromised, and I find no definite answer in the Bible, I wonder why God did not address this. I know personally by my own life how God is good beyond belief, certainly beyond anything I deserve, therefore, it’s impossible for me to think God would reject souls such as Jeremiah. I feel God has told me and has shown me through the Holy Spirit that Jeremiah is with Him in Heaven. But it’s not what I think or feel, but what is in the scriptures that settles it. Jack, I’d appreciate anything you might have to offer on this subject.

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Jack Wellman October 5, 2012 at 10:15 pm

I am so glad you asked this very important question Mick. Hello Mick. In the first place, I am so sorry you have had to go thru such pain. We actually have an answer to this question based upon biblical principles. The article is called “Where do Babies Go if the Die? at:

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/where-do-babies-go-if-they-die-do-they-go-to-heaven-or-hell/

I believe with my whole heart that Jeremiah is indeed with the Lord. The same principle where babies, young children, infants, and toddlers go to be with the Lord if they die is the same thing with those who have severe mental handicaps because like babies, they are not able to discern the gospel of Jesus Christ and therefore, they go to be with Him. I believe there are also some examples of the fate of those who can not understand the gospel due to their severe mental retardation or disability through no fault of their own. Someone with a severe mental retardation may have the mind of a child, even into adulthood, and so the same principle of being unable to comprehend the gospel and their realization that they are presently separated from God by their sin can not be understood. God, knowing the heart and mind of each one of these, would not expect them to be held accountable. They can not be accountable for something that they can not possibly understand, just as a baby could not. That means that they will not be judged as guilty and condemned for something that they are not capable of understanding so Mick, I urge you to read that article and it does use 2 Sam but it also uses several other articles and I do hope this gives you peace of mind. I am so glad you commented for this has tormented many a parent and needlessly so if only they knew more about it. Please let me know here on this article or on the Where do Babies God if the Die? article what you think…I pray it gives you peace of mind and reassures your rightly thinking that Jeremiah is with Jesus Christ as we speak.

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Jack Wellman October 5, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Hello Mick. In the first place, I am so sorry you have had to go thru such pain. We actually have an answer to this question based upon biblical principles. The article is called “Where do Babies Go if the Die? at:

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/where-do-babies-go-if-they-die-do-they-go-to-heaven-or-hell/

I believe with my whole heart that Jeremiah is indeed with the Lord. The same principle where babies, young children, infants, and toddlers go to be with the Lord if they die is the same thing with those who have severe mental handicaps because like babies, they are not able to discern the gospel of Jesus Christ and therefore, they go to be with Him. I believe there are also some examples of the fate of those who can not understand the gospel due to their severe mental retardation or disability through no fault of their own. Someone with a severe mental retardation may have the mind of a child, even into adulthood, and so the same principle of being unable to comprehend the gospel and their realization that they are presently separated from God by their sin can not be understood. God, knowing the heart and mind of each one of these, would not expect them to be held accountable. They can not be accountable for something that they can not possibly understand, just as a baby could not. That means that they will not be judged as guilty and condemned for something that they are not capable of understanding so Mick, I urge you to read that article and it does use 2 Sam but it also uses several other articles and I do hope this gives you peace of mind. I am so glad you commented for this has tormented many a parent and needlessly so if only they knew more about it. Please let me know here on this article or on the Where do Babies God if the Die? article what you think…I pray it gives you peace of mind and reassures your rightly thinking that Jeremiah is with Jesus Christ as we speak.

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Mick G. October 7, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Jack,
Thanks for the information; it’s been helpful. I’ve now read several other articles you’ve written and look forward to reading more. I’m glad I found this website.
God bless you.
Mick

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Jack Wellman October 7, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Hello Mick. I am overjoyed that I could help in some way my friend. Your words are an encouragement to me since many times comments such as these are just the opposite but I know if I rely one Scripture, I’ll be okay. If I rely on my own opinion, God help me. Please do come back again Mick.

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Becky Jo April 9, 2015 at 12:06 pm

First and foremost, I am Christian and do believe that the Sacred Writings are the inspired written Word(s) of God.

However, since the Sacred Writings I read and pray from daily do not contain, Bible chapter verses, which clearly defines, (the Biblical Table of contents, inspired by God) “which writings”, the “criteria for selection/rejection”, which then determines how many, ARE inspired of God.

Which is to say, at some point in our lives as Christians, we are faced with accepting and or rejecting, decisions made by fallible people (leaders), making fallible decisions, (Jewish and Christian alike), throughout our salvation history!

I’ve done some limited studies, on both Jewish and Christian “councils” who determined a criteria baseline for the selection of “inspired by God writings” to then determine, which and how many, would for the followers of Christ become the Bible (collection of inspired of God Writings).

If we as followers of Christ accept the OT table of contents (determined at the (fallible?) Council of Jamnia late in the first/early 2nd century, determined by “fallible” Jewish leadership, based on their “fallible” criteria for selection/rejection of OT writings.

It is my (limited) understanding that the criterial baseline for these “fallible” Jewish leaders, first and foremost was their selection demanded that any of the writings selected by these leaders, had to be found in Hebrew.

I have been following the Jewish leadership for the past 10-15 years, concerning the findings of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Some of the writings originally rejected by the Jamnia Jewish leadership, possibly may be included in their OT table of contents, if/when the Jewish scholars determine, they have (fallibly) excluded writings, that should have been included in the 1st-2nd century.

To our Jewish brothers and sisters, this would not be problematic, since their Oral and Written traditions are on the same level.

It is my understanding from historical writings, that first and foremost to early fallible leadership for the first 3-4 centuries, determining the Triune Nature of God Trinity, seemed top on their priority list. Although the Apostle’s Creed can be found in non inspired of God historical writings as early as 70 AD, it is my understanding that the “council” at Nicea, more fully explained, and set into place…this major tenet for followers of Christ.

After this, their next task seemed to be deciding, a criterial baseline and selection of OT and NT writings! (in the late 3rd early 4th century. (Since the Scriptures do not include in the writings themself, either a criteria or an inspired of God, table of contents (which and how many), for followers of Christ would be called, the Sacred Writings.

It will be interesting if Jewish leadership, (based on their findings of the Dead Sea Scrolls) decide to include writings originally rejected at Jamnia, if Christians also will accept these writings as inspired of God, as well!

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