I Jn 1:5: This is the message which we have heard from Him , that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. It was necessary to keep them in the truth as there were false teachers increasing inside the church.I Jn . These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you.
When the text is transferred into word, click to save or print. These letters were written by eyewitness proven this by their statements from the authors themselves contained in them.
ter the churches first martyr Stephen, persecution ensued and they were scattered, it was then that it became necessary to pen down the teachings of Jesus and the apostles. For example in 1 Corinthians 15 Paul appeals to ask the eyewitnesses about the resurrection from some of 500 witnesses that saw Jesus that were still living.
This was approximately 15-20 years after the Church began on Pentecost. Robinson's book, Redating the New Testament, dates all of the New Testament documents between A. Sir William Ramsay, one of the greatest archaeologists who ever lived wrote of Luke the author of the gospel and the book of Acts stating, Luke is a historian of the first rank; not merely are his statements of fact trustworthy, this author should, be placed along with the very greatest of historians.
The majority of New Testament books were written between 45-75 A. (excluding the apostle John's writings, which occurred much later in 75-95 A. Luke's history is unsurpassed in respect of its trustworthiness.
352 While the New Testament was in the process of being written down the apostles used the Old Testament to prove who Jesus was to the Jews as they were in the process of writing the New Testament and distributing to all the churches.
Robinson, (Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1976), p.
John whom was the last surviving apostle wrote after the others were gone as persecution was increasing.
Revelation was written while He was in exile on the island of Patmos (Rev. This is according to Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History, Book III, Chapter 18.
1:9) in the fifteenth year of the reign of the emperor Domitian (A. This is confirmed by an earlier source, Irenaeus, Against Heresies, Book V, Chapter XXX, section 3. Jesus tells John the apostle in Rev , I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, and, What you see, which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.
What the apostles taught in person, they wrote to be the Scripture, there was no conflict.
They were consistent in what they taught the churches. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.