MAY 26

When it comes to the New Testament canon, the authors of the books of the New Testament understood that they were writing with the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

  1.  “Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.’ (1 Corinthians 2:13)
  2.  “But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.” (1 Corinthians 7:40).

They also recognized each other’s books as canonical. For instance, the Apostle Peter recognized the writings of the Apostle Paul as divinely inspired Scripture.

  • “And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.” (2 Peter 3:15-16)