Myths about the Lost Books of the New Testament

by Ryan Turner

There are a number of popular myths about these supposed “lost Gospels” that are not in the New Testament.  The following is a response to these general misunderstandings.

Myth #1: The Lost Gospels should be in the New Testament.

Contrary to the claims of some, there were not hundreds of Gospels that were written about Jesus in the first century.  The early Church only had access to four first-century Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.  This is why there are only four Gospels in the New Testament.  The simple fact is that there were not any other first-century Gospels in existence at that time.

Furthermore, the criteria which the early Church used to discover which books were from God include the following:

There are at: https://carm.org/myths-about-lost-books-of-new-testament

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