Testimony – a type of evidence - The bible is like a wardrobe, leads us to a larger word we naturally suspected - The biblical story is a collection of testimonies, histories, poems, and prophecies and what people who lived before is discovered about who God is. - The word “bible” means “many books” - The bible is divided into two major sections: the old testament and the new testament o “testament” means covenant, which is a special kind of agreement or pact between two parties. When was the Gospel written? - 45-95 A.D - Written sources, not oral tradition. Consentient collection of writing Gospels later combined into a shared volume = new testament - The four gospels we have today were already in wide circulation in the 100’s AD
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