Neither the Catholic Church or the Orthodox Church gave the people the Bible. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit gave us the Bible. The Father out of love gave us Christ, Christ through His suffering gave us salvation, and the Holy Spirit gave us the Bible.<quoted text>
Put it this way sir, all known historians, scientists, atheist, and even the first couple hundred yrs of Protestanism do not argue against the Catholic Churches claim of compiling the Bible at the council of Hippo in 393 AD and the Council of Carthage in 397 AD and 417 AD.
I want you to pay close attention to the Books put forth for canon on August 28th, 397 AD: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus,Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth,Job, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Ezekiel, TOBIT,Judith, Esther, Ezra, MACCABEES 1 & 2 and the 27 Books of the current NT.
Tobit and 1 & 2 Maccabees!
This was the authority of the Church that compiled this Bible, and YES Eastern Orthodox were influential in determining the Bible too. But it took a council and an authoritive decision from the Church create a Bible when Christ never commanded it.
Do you see how ignorant one has to be in order to be an Evangelical?
In A.D. 363, THE COUNCIL OF LAODICEA stated that only the Old Testament (along with the Apocrypha) and the 27 books of the New Testament were to be read in the churches.
The COUNCIL OF HIPPO (A.D. 393) AND THE COUNCIL OF CARTHAGE (A.D. 397) also affirmed the same 27 books as authoritative.
The Canon approved by the third Synod of Carthage (397 CE)
The first council that accepted the present New Testament canon was THE SYNOD OF HIPPO Regius in North Africa (393 CE); however, the acts of the council are lost. A brief summary of the acts was read at and accepted by the third Synod of Carthage
The Roman Catholic Church did not issue an authoritative statement about the contents of the Bible until 8 APRIL 1546, WHEN THE COUNCIL OF TRENT, by a vote of twenty-four to fifteen, with sixteen abstentions, declared the writings in Jerome's Latin Vulgate version to be the church's official canon.
FOR THE ORTHODOX, THE RECOGNITION OF THESE WRITINGS AS AUTHORITATIVE WAS FORMALIZED
IN THE SECOND COUNCIL OF TRULLAN OF 692, ALTHOUGH IT WAS NEARLY UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTED IN THE MID 300'S.
THE SYNOD OF JERUSALEM IN 1672
DECREED THE GREEK ORTHODOX CANON
WHICH IS THE SAME AS THE ONE DECIDED BY THE COUNCIL OF TRENT
BUT ADDS PSALM 151, 1 ESDRAS, 3 MACCABEES, 4 MACCABEES, AND PRAYER OF MANASSEH