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.
- Â â€œWhich things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.â€™ (1 Corinthians 2:13)
- Â â€œBut she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.â€ (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.
- â€œAnd 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.â€ (2 Peter 3:15-16)