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The Writing of the Gospels and Biblical Inerrancy Ronald L Conte Jr

The Writing of the Gospels and Biblical Inerrancy

Ronald L Conte Jr

Published October 2nd 2012
Kindle Edition
163 pages
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 About the Book 

This booklet is primarily on two subjects: the authorship of the Gospels and the inerrancy of the Bible. On authorship, this work argues that each Gospel is of Apostolic origin. The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John were primarily, but perhaps not solely, composed by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. As for the Epistles of John, there were most likely written by a different John, at a later time. When were the Gospels written? The Synoptics were composed relatively soon after the Ascension of Christ, but the Gospel of John was written last, not long before the authorship of the Book of Revelation.The relationship between the Synoptic Gospels is discussed, based on the proposal that Matthew was written first, in Aramaic. This view rejects the more common opinion that Matthew and Luke both depend upon Mark and Q (a hypothetical document) as earlier sources. The minor and major similarities between the three Synoptics are explained based on the order of writing and the languages that each author knew and used.The rest of the articles concern Sacred Scripture more generally. The article on the evolution of the Bible explains how the copying and editing of the Bible over many centuries has affected the text as we have it today. There is a discussion of how the use of inclusive language in translations is harmful to the full meaning of Scripture. Another discussion concerns the erosion of the Canon of Sacred Scripture. Hundreds of words and phrases, and more than a few whole verses, have been dropped from modern Bible translations. This omission is contrary to the teaching of the Council of Trent on the Canon of the Bible. The author of this booklet is also the translator and editor of the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Bible, so an article on that work is included.The most important chapter of this booklet is the article, Total Inspiration and Total Inerrancy, which explains and defends the teaching of many different Popes and Councils on the inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible. The dogma of Biblical inerrancy is under attack today from many directions. It is one of the most commonly rejected infallible teachings in the Catholic Faith.Chapter List:1: Languages and Authors2: The Gospel of Matthew3: The Gospel of Mark4: Luke and Acts5: John and Revelation6: Relationship between the Synoptics7: The Infancy Narratives8: The Epistles of John the Elder9: The Evolution of the Bible10: Against Inclusive Language11: The Catholic Public Domain Version12: Total Inspiration and Total Inerrancy13: Erosion of the Canon of Sacred Scripture