In our modern time fake news has become a mode of transmitting malicious information for or against a person or a party. Since people are not always on guard to filter what is truth and what is fabricated information, it is easier to fool people into believing things that are false and bears no evidence to what it claims. A simple shocking headline is enough to spread malicious and destructive information across all types of people. The proliferation of fake news did not begin at the advent of social media it has been around since time immemorial, in the time of Adam and Eve wherein they’ve been fed with a fabricated information if they eat the fruit of the tree. Christians in the 1st and 2nd century A.D have to fight fabricated stories about Jesus Christ, there were writings like the Gospel of Thomas, The Gospel of Peter and the Gospel of Judas that were invented by gnostic sects in order to create confusions among the followers of Christ. The gnostic claims that they have a secret knowledge about the life of Jesus Christ and this knowledge (as they claim) were handed down to them from the apostles. If we are to read these hidden gospels ascribed to the apostles by the gnostics we can easily conclude that these gospels are fake. Continue reading
The crucifix has been the greatest symbol of the Christian faith, it was through the passion and death of Christ in the crucifix that he gained our redemption. Because of this single greatest act of God he saved his people from the fires of hell. During the early times of Christianity a lot of believers where martyred because they refused to turn there backs from the cross and worship the gods and goddesses of the pagan world.
Saint Paul in his epistle to the Corinthians equates the crucifix to the power of God,
The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18
Whether they accept it or not Protestants relied on the authority of the Catholic Church to know which scriptures are part of the Canon of Sacred Scriptures, and which are not. If it weren’t for the Catholic Church we would not have our Bibles today.
In 382 A.D Pope Damasus gathered the bishops in Rome in order to form the Canon of Sacred Scriptures which includes the Old and New Testament.
The following is the decree of the Roman Synod concerning the Canon of Scripture.
Acts of the Roman Synod, 382 A.D
Likewise it has been saud: Now indeed we must treat of the divine Scriptures, what the universal Catholic CHurch accepts and what she ought to shun.
The order of the Old Testament begins here:
Genesis one book, Exodus one book, Leviticus one book, Numbers one book, Deuteronomy one book, Josue Nave one book, Judges one book, Ruth one book, Kings four books, Paralipomenon two books, Psalms one book, Solomon three boks, Proverbs one book, Ecclesiastes one book, Canticle of Cantilcles one book, likewise Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus one book.
The order of the Prophets:
Isaias one book, Jeremias one book, Ginoth, that is with his Lamentations, Ezekiel one book, Daniel one book, Osee one book, Michaes one book, Joel one book, Sophonias one book, Aggeus one book, Zacharias one book, Malachias one book.
The order of history:
Job one book, Tobias one book, Esdras two books,, Machabees two books
Order of the writings of the New Testament:
Gospel according to Matthew one book, Mark one book,
The Espistles of Paul
To the Romans, Corinthians, Ephesians, Thessalonians, Galatians, Philippians, Colossians, Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews
Apocalypse of John, Acts of the Apostles
Epistle of Peter, James, John, Jude
The facts of history regarding the origin of the Canon of Sacred Scriptures cannot be twisted, tainted or revised. The Sacred Scriptures did not fall down from heaven whole and intact nor was it compiled by the aposltes themselves.
The Catholic Church is solely responsible for compiling the canon of Scriptures in 383 A.D in the Synod of Rome. During this time no Protestant denomination ever existed yet, thus they cannot claim of having any hand in the formation of the canon of Sacred Scriptures.