Just wanting to learn? The second century say 100 years after JESUS resurrection and the apostles were gone how would we spread the gospel with just the HOLY SPIRIT,S guidance and love and maybe no written new testament yet in circulation just wounder in not wanting to up set anyone.
looking4life, during those times all the New Testament letters were in circulation, just not compiled as we have them today. Also, early Christians studied the Old Testament and applied many biblical principles from those books, like we do today. Hope that helps. For more in depth info here is an article on that subject:http://www.ccel.us/bible.toc.html