How We REALLY Got the Bible – the Facts Simply Presented (print this out, hand it out)

by Steve Ray on May 16, 2019

This is just one page of Bob Sullivan’s excellent little tri-fold handout to explain how we got the Bible. It is from the Catholic and historical perspective without all the Protestant biases and twisting of history. I think you enjoy the whole thing which you can see here.

You can print this out, fold it twice and hand it to someone who needs to know or keep one in your pocket.

Click here to open the full printable document

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Marvin March 31, 2016 at 7:19 AM

Thanks for sharing this, Steve. I will share this with our brothers and sisters in my parish.

Imelda Picard March 31, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Thank you Mr. Ray for this educational post. You made it easier for me and for anyone to learn the faith. what a gift! May God Bless you abundantly!

KEITH BIRCHLER March 31, 2016 at 4:21 PM

Thanks once again for another tool to spread the truth

Tracy Spenst April 1, 2016 at 12:47 AM

Thanks, Steve. Family discussions have been getting more interesting in the last few months. This will help.

Bradlee Sargent April 2, 2016 at 5:20 PM

I found this text regarding Jan Huss

Had the council thirsted for the blood of Huss, would it not have been eager to exact the punishment ordained by the imperial laws? Would it not have clamored for his execution? The acts of the council, however, state nothing of the kind ; but they do state, and M. Bonnechose himself admits the fact, that the council did everything in its power to rescue Huss from death, by laboring to persuade him to make at least a modified retraction of his errors. No effort was spared to bring about this result; the only means, then known to the laws, by which he could be saved. Formulary after formulary of retraction was submitted to him; embassy after embassy was sent : cardinals, bishops, his own chief accuser Paletz, the emperor himself, with tears in their eyes, urged and entreated Huss to retract. But arguments, entreaties, tears, were all lost on the obstinate and immovable Bohemian. Huss was inflexible. He could have escaped death ; but he rushed into its jaws!

Susan E. Daigle May 16, 2019 at 11:36 AM

“Why Catholic Bibles are Bigger” by Gary Michuta is an excellent read on this.

Johnny October 23, 2019 at 6:45 PM

Hello Steve. Thank you in advance for reading and replying to me comment. First I want to say I love your 2 books (Upon This Rock and Crossing The Tiber). They provide undisputed information and sources for every claim.
My comment is regarding your handout titled "How we Really got the Bible"
According to the print out, it claims that the first list of 73 books are attributed to St Athanasius. After reading Gary Michuta's book and other historical books, I have come to know that the information is false. Athanasius, according to his 39 letter, only lists 22 books and Baruch for the OT, so he falls short of the current canon. Just wanted to point that out. If I am totally wrong, please correct me. God Bless

STEVE RAY HERE: First, thanks for writing and for your kind comments. Glad my books and materials have been helpful. Second, of course I will read and respond to you. The only ones I don’t respond to are rude and critical people who just want to argue. Third, I did not make that handout but was just sharing his good work with others. I do believe, without doing a lot of research right now, that St. Athansius was the first to list the books of the New Testament, not the Old.

God bless Johnny and keep up the good work.

laycistercians November 21, 2019 at 10:14 PM

I always wanted to know all about the bible. Thanks for sharing this one.

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