Writings

Why Shouldn’t We Trust the Non-Canonical “Gospel of Marcion”?

There are a number of ancient, non-canonical texts used by sect leaders or heretical groups in the early history of Christianity. One of these is called The Gospel of Marcion. Is this non-biblical text reliable? Was it written by an eyewitness who accurately captured the actions and statements of Jesus? …

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Why Shouldn’t We Trust the Non-Canonical “Gospel of Basilides”?

There are a number of ancient, non-canonical texts used by sect leaders or heretical groups in the early history of Christianity. One of these is called The Gospel of Basilides. Is this non-biblical text reliable? Was it written by an eyewitness who accurately captured the actions and statements of Jesus? …

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Why Shouldn’t We Trust the Non-Canonical “Gospel of the Savior”?

The Gospel of the Savior is an ancient text allegedly citing statements made by Jesus during his years with the disciples. But, is this non-biblical text reliable? Was it really written by an eyewitness who observed the ministry of Jesus and heard him speak? There are four attributes of reliable …

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Why Shouldn’t We Trust the Non-Canonical “History of Joseph the Carpenter”?

The History of Joseph the Carpenter is a relatively ancient text allegedly providing detail about the childhood of Jesus. But is this non-biblical text reliable? Was it really written by eyewitnesses who observed what they recorded in the text? There are four attributes of reliable eyewitness testimony, and the first …

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