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

10.9.1   St Jerome (d. 420 C.E)

10.9.2   Dionysius of Alexandria (d. 264 C.E)

10.9.3   Origen (185-254 C.E)

10.9.4   Eusebius of Caesarea (260-339 C.E)

10.10 The Inspiration Of The Holy Spirit








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


10.9.1        St Jerome (d. 420 C.E):


Tony Bushby, the author of “The Bible Fraud: An Untold Story of Jesus Christ” has made a shocking statement based on his wide research. According to him, the early Christian “Church Fathers” or presbyters have rejected some of the New Testament Books held sacred by the present Christians. The desert hermit St Jerome, ‘one of the Doctor of the Church’ and a great philosopher described the present New Testament Book of Revelation as ‘unintelligible nonsense’. When he wrote to bishop Chormatius and Helidorus towards the end of the Fourth Century, he said:


“…a disciple of Manicheus named Selencus wrote falsely the ‘Act of the Apostles’[1] which exhibited matter not for edification, but for destruction, and that the book was approved in a synod which the ears of the Church properly refused to listen.”[2]


10.9.2        Dionysius of Alexandria (d. 264 C.E):


Dionysius, Bishop of Alexandria relays what others thought about the New Testament Book of Revelation, before it was ever part of the New Testament canon:


“Some of our predecessors rejected the book and pulled it entirely to pieces, criticizing it chapter by chapter, pronouncing it unintelligible and illogical and the title false. They say it is not John’s and is not a revelation at all…so far from being one of the apostles (disciples), the author of the book was not even one of the saints, or a member of the Church, but Cerinthus, the founder of the sect called Cerinthians after him, who wished to attach a name commanding respect to his own creation.


This, they say, was the doctrine he taught—that Christ’s kingdom would be on earth; and the things he lusted after himself, being the slave of his body and sensual through and through, filled the heaven of his dream-unlimited indulgence in gluttony and lechery at banquets, drinking-bouts, and wedding feasts of (to call these things by what he thought more respectable names) festivals, sacrifices, and the immolation of victims.”[3]


10.9.3        Origen (185-254 C.E):


According to the author of “The New Testament in Question” Origen, the ancient biblical scholar had the following to say about the Epistle to the Hebrews:


“If I were asked my personal opinion, I would say that the (subject) matter is the Apostle’s (Paul) but the phraseology and construction are those of someone who remembered the Apostle’s teachings and wrote his own interpretation of what his master said.” [4]


10.9.4        Eusebius of Caesarea (260-339 C.E):


Eusebius Pamphilius, Bishop of Caesarea, the celebrated Church historian who became one of the earliest and most influential bishops of the Christian church wrote in chapter three, volume three, of his history book concerning the New Testament Second Epistle of Peter:


“…The first Epistle of Peter is genuine, but his second Epistle should never be included in the Holy Scripture…” [5]


He also states:


“Those that are disputed, yet familiar to most, include the epistles known as…Jude…and those called 2 and 3 John, the work either of the evangelist or of someone else with the same name.” [6]

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[1]           Unfortunately, Most of modern days Christians still regard the Act of the Apostles and the Book of Revelation as the very word of God, which contradict to what St. Jerome, their ‘Doctor of the Church had stated’.

[2]           Muir, Isaac, Jerome: A Summary of His Three Writings, 1889, 445; also Sod: The Son of Man, 46, both are in  Bushby, Tony, The Bible Fraud: An Untold Story of Jesus Christ, 172

[3]           The New Testament in Question, 9-10

[4]           The New Testament in Question, 9

[5]           Izharul Haq, Part 1, 48

[6]           The New Testament in Question, 9