Where did the Bible come from?
The Bible, first and foremost, tells stories of faith. Martin Luther called the Bible "the cradle of Christ.” According to our expression of faith, the Bible is the written Word of God.
History: The earliest Christians used the Sacred writings of Judaism as their Bible. They believed that these writings could only be understood through the death and resurrection of Jesus, the Christ. This is why the Bible has the Old Testament. The New Testament is the consensus of the early church. By 150 AD, all churches used a gospel, the letters of Paul, and the book of the Acts of the Apostles. By 200 AD, the vast majority were using the 4 Gospels and the above. 100 years later, the book of Revelation was included. By 325 AD, the Council of Christian Churches affirmed this "Canon."
We believe the Bible is the source and norm of Christian life.