How Did Canonization of the New Testament Happen? | Tough Questions Answered

This post from Bill Pratt confirms that canonicity is, practically speaking, just a proxy for apostolicity.

First, the criterion which ultimately came to prevail was apostolicity.

Therefore, don’t focus on canonicity (which is to focus on the institutional church) but rather focus on apostolicity (which is to focus on the Scriptures).  Noted scholar F. F. Bruce said that church councils merely recognized what was largely understood among those who took the Scriptures seriously.

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