C  H  R  I  S  T  I  A  N  I  T  Y 
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Part Two

Mohd Amin Yaacob









The Authenticity Of The Bible

10.1   The Word “Bible” Is Not Given By God

10.2   The Books Of The Bible

10.3   The Original Gospel Or Injil Of Jesus No Longer Exist

10.4   Different Version Of The “One Bible Claim”

10.5       Martin Luther Rejected Part Of The Present Books Of The New Testament

10.6   Prophet Moses Didn’t Wrote The Christian “Torah” Or “Taurat"

10.7   The Canon Of The Christian Bible Was Completed Four Hundred Years After Jesus

10.8   The New Testament Books Were Not Written By The Apostles Whose Name They Bear

10.9   The Church Fathers Rejected Some Of The Present New Testament Books

10.10 The Inspiration Of The Holy Spirit








10.8  The New Testament Books Were Not Written By The Apostles Whose Name They Bear


Clyde L. Manshreck also made this shocking statement concerning the writers of the New Testament Books. He states that:


We do not even know who Mark, Matthew, Luke and John were. They could well have been the immediate disciples of Jesus as traditional scholarship has asserted, or they might have come into the Christian community without having known Jesus in person and written their accounts from various records and remembrance of Jesus…Whatever their immediate relationship to Jesus, these writings, along with the other New Testament works, are the earliest reflections of Jesus that are known, and for this reason they hold a special place of authority in Christendom.”[1]


Burton L. Mack said the following about this matter:


“With the exception of seven letters of Paul (out of his 14 letters), and the Revelation to an otherwise unknown John, the writings selected for inclusion in the New Testament were not written by those whose names are attached to themScholars agree,… most of the writings in the New Testament were either written anonymously and later assigned to a person of the past or written later as a pseudonym for some person thought to have been important for the earliest period. Striking examples of the latter are the two letters said to have been written by Peter, both of which are clearly second-century creations.”[2]


It seems that although names are attributed to the New Testament Books, most of them were not the real writers. Burton L. Mack further elucidates:


“Since there is no evidence that any of the apostles actually wrote any of the writings attributed to them, except for Paul, one sees that those who were interested in collecting apostolic writings had to make do with what they could find.”[3]


The author of “The New Testament in Question” says that the practice of forging documents and falsely attributing them to other authors, such as the Disciples of Jesus Christ, is well attested to in the early Pauline Churches. In the latter half of the second century Dionysius, the Bishop of Corinth, admitted this by saying:


“As the brethren desired me to write epistles, I did so, but those apostles of the devil have filled with tares (undesirable elements), exchanging some things and adding others, for whom there is a woe reserved. It is not, therefore, a matter of wonder if some have also attempted to adulterate the sacred writings of the Lord, since they have attempted the same in other works that are not to be compared with these.”[4]

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[1]           A History of Christianity In The World: from persecution to uncertainty, 18 (emphasis added)

[2]           Who Wrote The New Testament, 6-7 (emphasis added)

[3]           The Lost Gospel: The Book of Q & Christian Origins (Harpers and Collins Publishers, USA), 1998, 235

[4]           The New Testament in Question, 8