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|In regard to gnostic writings, please bear in mind the late dates that most of those were written in comparison to the books that were included in scripture.|
Also, back to the early church fathers. Certain books were not accepted for good reason...some didn't even yet exist...others obviously were in total contrast to what 1st hand witnesses attested to in their writings.
Name one first hand witness of Jesus that can be shown to have written a book of the Bible (any Bible).
Plenty evidence of that, but I'm sure you've read it all, as you seem to think you're a theologian. I'm not offering anymore links...find them yourselves. Most refuse to read and those who do scan and throw up strawmen.
Then again, anything you read that supports early writers and witnesses, you'll wave off as incorrect even if you have no solid evidence to refute the fact. Get into the early church father's. Eye opener.
You keep talking about the Church fathers as though they are totally reliable. For the most part we don't even have copies of what they wrote but rely on what Eusibus wrote in the fourth century
Wasn't Eusebius the biggest liar in history, as many scholars consider him? Or was that Iranaeus? I've been listening to science and skepticism more than biblical history, so it's gone to the back part of my memory right now. The one I'm thinking of is one of the candidates considered to have written the forged (or pseudepigraphical) Pauline letters.
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