Dating the new testament canon
If we believe that God exists as an almighty God, then revelation and inspiration are clearly possible.
In the course of time, the terms canon and canonical came to be applied to the catalogue or list of sacred books distinguished and honored as belonging to God’s inspired Word. It is important to note that religious councils at no time had any power to cause books to be inspired, rather they simply recognized that which God had inspired at the exact moment the books were written.After all the scholarly dust has settled, even critics agree that these four are the earliest accounts of Jesus that we possess. First, it should be noted that there are disagreements about the dating of some New Testament books.