Thanks to things like Dan Brownâ€™s New York Times record-breaking bestselling book, The Da Vinci Code, and the National Geographicâ€™s discovery of the Gospel of Judas, many people today have been deceived into believing that the books of the Bible were handpicked by prejudiced church councils. According to these conspiracy theorists, who have bought into Brownâ€™s fiction passed off as fact and the National Geographicâ€™s looney attempt to peddle the Gospel of Judas as a â€œlost book of the Bible,â€ these cherry-picking church councils gutted the Christian faith of its original diversity and restricted it to a narrow-minded fundamentalism. By doing so they also unjustly excluded from the biblical canon many other â€œsacred
These popular conspiracy theoriesâ€”theories obviously designed by enemies of the Christian faith to undermine the credibility of the Bibleâ€”have one big fatal flaw. They have no basis in fact. They are pure fabrication, without one iota of historical evidence to corroborate them. For instance, as we will prove in the days ahead, the books of the Bible were never determined by any church council.