Re: your mail

Larry Swain (
Tue, 20 Aug 1996 10:20:26 -0600 (MDT)

As it was written,

> Scott,
> I'd have to agree with Carl Conrad on this one. The NT canon as we
> know it was not formed until much much later. The only scriptures the
> early church had was the OT (LXX and Hebrew OT). Therefore, when
> Paul writes to Timothy in 2 Tim 3:16, he is refering to the OT.
> +------------------------------------------------------------------------

At the same time, we cannot overlook the use and authoritative status of
Christian documents even at this early period, whether written or oral.
Just a caveat to keep in mind.

Larry Swain
Rocky Mountain College