posted on Jan, 27 2004 @ 12:30 PM
There really isn't anything more to write....
The Old testament was written by a number of people, both as an historical docuement (the first 5 books,written by Moses and taught to him by Jethro
the midianite), as instructions for living (how to live a clean life if you havn't got Christ basically), and as an on going journal of what God was
doing with the Isaelites.
There are books, such as maccabees, that are not in the Protestant bible that are part of the OT as well, they are not included as they are pure
history and not God's actions with the people. Esther was almost left out as its a nice story but God isn't in it.
Anyway that wraps up the OT.
In the New Testament the primary part are the Gospels. Which record the actions of Jesus and the importance of his life and death. After Jesus died
the NT also records the founding of the Christian faith, in Acts and theepistles etc. Why we believe what we do.
There was great debate and anxiety among the churches, at that time they were very small and vulnerable to any teachings that passed through.
The NT books provided the grounding of what is accepted and what is not. (don't forget these guys new NOTHING about how to live and what was true,
there wasn't a Romans, or Corinthians to guide them).
Some were lost as well, that are inferred in the NT by Paul and Peter, and some in there were debated about if they should be included such as Jude.
Even then there were books that were not included, such as the Gospel of Thomas and one by Barnabus. They either were frauds, or their theology was
Also, like some of the OT books, there was a record of just how the churches came about in ACTS, so that it was recorded and remembered.
So what is left to write? We have the books of history the books of what to believe, and how to live it. Its a full and complete work, including what
is going to happen in the end.
There ARE other books written later, such as the "Desert Fathers" written by the early church leaders, and lots of books by St John of the Cross as
well as he books written by Josephus (which was a companion to the bible until relativly recently), heaps of medieval books about God (Imitation of
Christ), and just visit and christian bookshop today and you will see its a thriving business writing books about Christianity.
But none of these has a place in the Bible. As it is complete.
[Edited on 27-1-2004 by Netchicken]