...HB....it took people 200+ years to "authenticate"?<quoted text>
New Age Spiritual Leader:
It all goes to uniformity of the message....To many "fiction" writers, be they sincere or not, suggesting spiritual truths, required some authentication process.
Whether you like it or not, that authentication process took place. I would suggest, that because they were nearer in time to the events and writings which took place, they were better able to filter what transpired in the canonization process.
Whether you agree with that process or not suggests more that you are open to reviewing what is taught, in the light of modern efforts to retrieve(although not entirely successful due to textual decay) the writings of those considered heretical at that time....
Why are you pandering to the ruse?