Where did Christians get their info before the bible was invented around 300 AD?
- AlLv 612 months ago
All Religious text in the ancient world was heavily plagiarized from one author to another, most of the characters of the old testament were reinvented into the Gospels, anyone who has the capacity to understand Literature, Languages, Writing styles can see the origins of the writings, There is Hebrew and Greek Influences that people gloss past, The Hebrews believe their Messiah has yet to come, The Greeks believe in many mythological gods who have specific attributes the god of our current Bible inhabits, Roman Bishops manipulated their version of the writings for the sake of manipulation for control, you have to remember, an open mind is a free mind, Religion by its origin of the word means to bind.....bind is a variation of the word Bond, as in Bondage and there is nothing free about bondage.... the 1st council of Nicaea Rome is where much of this was invented.
- SarahLv 712 months ago
I assume directly from God or God used their families and priests to educate people about Him
- 12 months ago
You ask: Where did Christians get their info before the bible was invented around 300 AD?
The Bible actually had two major parts. The first is called the Old Testament and existed long before Jesus was born and was generally available at the time of Jesus. The second major part consisting of 27 books is called the New Testament or the Gospel of Jesus Christ. These books many of which are letters were written between 15 and 30 years after the death of Jesus and not 300 years after the birth of Jesus. How do we know that? The letters were obviously written by people like Paul and Peter who both were executed around 64 AD. So obviously they had to be written before that time. The Gospels according to Mark, Matthew, John and Luke who also wrote Acts do not mention the deaths of Peter or Paul, nor do they mention the destruction of Jerusalem which started in 66 AD and was completed in 70 AD. As these were major events in the Christian history they would have been mentioned in the Gospel. As they were not obviously they had to be written before the year 65 AD. Now the Gospel according to Luke relies on the Gospel according to Matthew which in turn relies on the Gospel according to Mark. Each book would have taken at least a year to write and another to copy. So at the latest the Gospel of Mark would have to be started some 10 years earlier which would make it 55 AD or 20 years after the death of Jesus. Plenty of eye-witnesses around to have confirmed and spread the message.
- Ernest SLv 712 months ago
Must be from God, eh?
Didn't think of that one, did you?
Didn't check your facts either, did you?
It never ceases to amaze how Atheists say the most incredibly stupid things here on R & S and yet they really don't realise !!!
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- sk8terboy1963Lv 412 months ago
From the only source they had..... word of mouth. Oral tradition. Most people couldn't read or write so they had to rely on what people told them. The perfect set up to any scam.
- MamaBearLv 612 months ago
The Bible wasn't 'invented' so much as 'compiled', as it is a collection of writings dating back to about 2000 BC. The Hebrew Torah was included as the foundation (Old Testament), then the assembled bishops collected all the writings that had been circulated since the life of Jesus and examined and debated their place in holy writ. We ended up accepting the 5 memoirs (Gospels and Acts), a pile of letters from various Apostles, and one Apocryphal vision (Revelation given to John). Letters that were of uncertain origin, or from outside of the 1st century, were not deemed Sacred writ, but still considered good reads. All of the assembled books were well known to the congregations represented there, and had been carefully read, copied, and shared for at least 200 years.
- Annsan_In_HimLv 712 months ago
They got it from the Hebrew scriptures that had been written from over 2,000 years BEFORE Christ was born, up till 400 years BEFORE He was born. We know that collection of scriptures as the Old Testament.
The Hebrew scriptures form about three-quarters of the Bible, so why does everybody on here think the Bible is only the last quarter, known as the New Testament? Such ignorance is appalling.
Christianity had to be built upon the written foundation of those ancient holy scriptures, written by various men in the Mosaic (old) Covenant. They detailed God's dealings with His covenant people over the centuries, where the Messiah was promised to come, and that Messiah came with the birth of the virgin Mary's son. Within 20 years or so of Jesus' death and resurrection, His followers began writing accounts for the young Christian church because thousands of converts had responded to be verbal gospel message (the good news about Jesus Christ). They quoted profusely from the OT, to prove that Christ was the foretold Messiah. Jesu Himself used the OT constantly, explaining its meaning. Before the end of the first century, the last of those New Testament writings had been completed, and were being spread around the many congregations.
The Bible was completed before A.D. 95. The young Church had ALL of the Bible (Old and New Testaments) by then. What is this nonsense about "the bible was invented around 300 AD"? Please deal with this rubbish. And stop perpetuating it.
- PaulLv 712 months ago
The same place they get it today. From the one Church Jesus Christ founded, which He said was to remain one, to which He promised "The Holy Spirit will guide you into all truth", and "Whatsoever you bind upon Earth is bound in Heaven", and "He who hears you hears Me". The fullness of truth is guaranteed from this one Church, by God Himself, whether the Bible was present or not, and His Church taught the fullness of truth for three and a half centuries before its bishops gathered some of its writings into a book for easy reference. The Bible is a product of this one Church. The Church is not a product of the Bible. On the other hand, those who have attempted to find truth in "the Bible alone" have fragmented into thousands of conflicting denominations who can't agree on the meaning of a single biblical passage, in just a few hundred years.
- Chi girlLv 712 months ago
Invented? Books aren't invented. The Bible was compiled/put together from existing manuscripts Christians had. For the first almost 400 years, Christianity was kept alive by those manuscripts and Holy [oral] Tradition, i.e. passed on by word-of-mouth.
Because of rising heresies in the 300s, the Christian Church founded at Pentecost realized that Christian belief to be standardized. They accomplished that by combining the Septuagint translation of Jewish Scripture to Koine Greek and the Christian manuscripts to create the Christian Bible.Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
- 12 months ago
Think about this scenario, imagine there are 4000 loose leafs of paper that have writings on them. Some are in Greece, some are in Rome, some are in Israel. What the church did is go through the papers and they said "let's put these into one official book". So the writings existed for a long time, a Catholic Church council compiled the writings together and they made a "canon of Scripture", which means they are worthy of belief. So it's ironic non-Catholic Christians attack the Catholic Church, when the Catholic Church (and her authority) is what put the bible together in the first place. (compiled the different writings