I know, and still, you seem to think man didn't write the Bible, but yet you still claim the Bible is "of God".<quoted text>
We've been over the list thing.
Correct. This would've ended our discussion cleanly and with honesty, but.....you then wrote this....<quoted text>
There is no list from God saying what books He inspired, nor is there one for the scriptures you believe..
...but you didn't show where "God" makes specific statements declaring WHICH BOOKS/TEXTS are inspired and which are not.<quoted text>
I showed scripture concerning the preservation of God's Word.
Thus, since there isn't one, nor have you posted those specific statements by "God" stating such, any text that is associated to Jesus and "God" would be jsut as valid as the canon.
Since Christianity sees this to be different that what you have said they are - as within this post, you are not a so-called "Christian", but a "heretic" to all followers within Christianity.
It seems you have requirements the scriptures must have before you'll believe them. In all honesty, if you applied those requirements to the scriptures you do believe, they wouldn't be trustworthy either.
Men cannot define a being they have never met or encountered.
Those men who say they can are liars and are trying to deceive.
Good - you shouldn't, because they are jsut as inspired as the canon.<quoted text>
I do not reject any of the Gnostics or other texts concerning ALL scripture, especially Jesus' Words.
Now if you don't reject them, you will notice it is a different gospel that Christianity preaches, but when combined with the NT texts, you will see that the "gospel" is now completed - to match the non-canonical assertion.
You haven't researched Christianity then.<quoted text>
I have never heard anyone say that the Gnostic texts are a false doctrine, and I don't believe they are. I believe there are a lot of men alive today that know more about the scriptures than I do. I see nothing wrong in reading their books either.
This site mentions three of the texts, but not the Gospel of Thomas.
The Catholic Encyclopedia promotes that it is heresy:
Just another fact - "God" has never labeled any belief as heresy - only men have.
Question: What teachings of Jesus are in the Gnostics but not in the Bible?
This books compares those sayings.
"People today, even Christians, tend to believe what is probably true and disbelieve what is probably not true. The Christian denominations have to answer that challenge, and continual recycling of the same old dogma and mythology from nineteen hundred years ago isn't good enough anymore. Too many people aren't buying it and they're not all heretics and devil worshippers just because they want to separate fact from fiction."
Then you aren't "Christian", because so-called "Christians" think that "God" didn't inspire any other texts outside the canon.<quoted text>
I believe in God, not men.
You don't know this.<quoted text>
There is no spirit or flesh alive that can overcome God.
Why do you make a claim you cannot prove as true.
No "He" didn't.<quoted text>
He has given us the beginning of the world to the end in scripture.
Citation please. Meaning Scientific evidence that supports your claim.
As of right now, the Earth is 4.4 billion years old, that is a little more than the 6000 years Christianity claim that teh Earth has only been around for.