CANON: Practical Advice
Answers to common questions about the canon, now that these question are targeted to the lay level.
I. PRACTICAL ADVICE
A. Pastors: inform your people so they will be ready when challenges come
B. Lay person: recognize that there are answers to these questions
C. These objections are not new
II. “LOST LETTER TO THE CORINTHIANS”
A. If we found the letter, would it be put into the canon?
B. No, because God gave the books in the canon as foundational to build his church.
C. No, because they would be too hard to authenticate
III. WHY ARE THESE 27 BOOKS THE RIGHT 27 BOOKS?
A. They are the books we possess
B. All of them have the attributes of canonicity
C. These are the books that the Church has been reading for 2,000 years