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 Writings from Jesus?

Did Jesus write anything on paper for us to follow after His death? And if He did then why does the Bible not have them? And if not why did He not write anything?

 2010/1/20 9:13

Joined: 2007/6/27
Posts: 1573
Omaha, NE

 Re: Writings from Jesus?

"And there are also many other things
which Jesus did; which if they were written
in detail, I suppose that even the world
itself would not contain the books which
were written." JOHN 21 vs 25

Martin G. Smith

 2010/1/20 11:11Profile

 Re: Writings from Jesus?

Jesus personally chose the Apostles to lay the foundation of the Church, of which He is the Cheif Cornerstone. They were in charge of passing down His teachings. The Apostles left us with all we needed to know. Their genuine writings under inspiration of the Holy Spirit are preserved for us in the Bible. Those books in the New Testament not written by Apostles were written by close personal companions of the Apostles and thus bear Apostolic approval.

Jesus told them before He departed:

"But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." -John 14:26

In this way, the words of the Apostles, inspired by the Holy Spirit and recorded in the NT, are the very words of Jesus Himself. All Scripture is given by God, 2 Tim. 3:16. The Bible is complete and perfect and nothing can be added to it or taken away, Rev. 22:18-19. The current heavens and earth will pass away but His Word will never pass away, Mat. 24:35.

Be very careful -There are many Gnostic heresies that claim to be written by Jesus or the Apostles but are indeed counterfeits and promote false doctrines which contradict the real writings of the New Testament. (The Gospel of Thomas, of Mary Magdelene, of Judas, etc.) None of these books were ever historically accepted as genuine by the Church and are proven to be spurious by the doctrines of devils they promote and their lack of heart-piercing, Holy Spirit inspired words that bear the divine testimony of the witness of the Spirit.

 2010/1/20 12:50

Joined: 2006/7/31
Posts: 3057


Greetings Josef

I agree with your warning to be careful. There are many out there that would try to deceive with false teaching they promote as Biblical. The RCC does this with its many teaches concerning the pope, mary, saints ect.

God Bless

 2010/1/20 12:59Profile

Joined: 2009/4/5
Posts: 2000
Joplin, Missouri

 Re: Writings from Jesus?

In the Memoirs of Edessa and Other Ancient Syriac Documents
you find some interesting accounts by Agbar the king of Edessa. You can find this if you download the writings of the Antinicene fathers in e-sword, and probably from many other sites on the web. It is entirely reasonable to assume that Jesus, and educated man, would have written and received letters from many people during His time on earth. Supposedly there was correspondence between the king and Jesus during His ministry. I agree though that we need to take such writings with a grain of salt. Don't base your doctrine on them. You might find the stories intriguing though.


 2010/1/23 18:27Profile

Joined: 2010/1/21
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very interesting question for someone to think about.

 2010/1/23 20:30Profile

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 Re: Writings from Jesus?

For sure He writes His word on the tablets of our heart.


 2010/1/24 0:25Profile

Joined: 2008/10/25
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 Re: goldminer

by Goldminer
For sure He writes His word on the tablets of our heart.


Thank you for the reminder! He has and is continuing to do so. It is a matter of trust and a walk of faith!

God bless you!


 2010/1/27 8:20Profile

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