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Contents of The Very First Bible

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Details the exact contents of The Very First Bible of 144 A.D. and includes an overview of the prologues written ahead of each of the original ten epistles as transcribed by Marcion of Sinope.

The first Christian bible consists of The Gospel of the Lord as preached by Paul the Apostle and referenced by him with the phrase "my gospel" on three occasions as found in the original Epistles of Paul. Within the Epistles are: Galatians, 1st and 2nd Corinthians, Romans, 1st and 2nd Thessalonians, Laodiceans, Colossians, Philemon and Philippians. That is the entirety of the first Christian bible as it was gathered and transcribed in 144 A.D. and as it is now. It has never been changed or altered in any way and it never contained a 'Hebrew bible' (Old Testament).  

Hey everybody, Darren Klamba here with the Right Bible podcast, brought to you by the Marcianite Christian Church and the very first Bible paperback edition. It's a complicated subject, the very first Bible is, and instead of delving into the millions of different angles and stories and subplots and personalities involved in not only its creation but subsequent suppression over the last two thousand years, the easiest way to approach this, or the at least difficult way to approach it, would be to simply start with the actual contents of the very first Bible and then we can move on from there and explore all the knooks and crannies involved and why it was created, who created it, why some people disagree with its creation,...

...etc. At all. But let's just start with what's in the very first Bible, and the first thing to know is that it was compiled in the year one hundred and forty four a D and as far as its contents, they're actually relatively simple and straightforward. They're not. There's not as much as you would find in today's Modern Bible, for example, and look at look at me already getting off on a tangent when I really didn't mean to but hadn't really prepared for it, but the very first Bible has is comprised of ten books and one Gospel called the gospel of the Lord, whereas Your Modern Bible has four Gospels and seventy three books. And how it expanded in ballooned into that size from its original content and size is again one of the...

...one of the facets and interesting stories that we're going to get into, not in this show but in later shows down the road. We're going to get into all of this. Don't worry. So for right now, let's let's move the cat laser pointer back to where we want to be, which is the contents of the very first Bible, and they are again ten books and the Gospel of the Lord. Those ten books are comprised of Paul's epistles and those ten epistles are Galatians, Romans, first, Corinthians, Second Corinthians, Philammon, first Thessalonians, second Thessalonians, layadicians, Colossians and Philippians. That's it. There's nothing else, there's nothing extra. That was the very first Bible that the the first Christians followed to the letter for hundreds of years so...

...it was the first and that is its paramount and distinction. We're again we're going to get into why it's different and how it's different in later, later segments or episodes or shows. And by the way, this is this is going out on Youtube and also on our normal podcast. So I'm we're trying to compensate for having a different audiences, like, for example, on the Youtube Channel we're going to try to put in various slides and graphical images so you can follow along that way. But we also have to confer for the fact that some people are just going to be listening to this audio only. So there's going to be sections where I'm going to slow down and and and try to compensate for that. Now we've covered the ten books. We know...

...there's one gospel of the Lord in it. So we have ten books, we have one gospel. Now within those ten books, the we've covered that. We could actually end the show right now because we've covered what's in the very first Bible in total. There's nothing else, but you know, we're here anyway, and what I'm going to do now is just tell you that each of the books, each of the individual epistles and by the way, these when we say epistles, these these are letters. These are letters that St Paul, Paul the Apostle, wrote to the various churches, early first Christian churches that he or others had established literally decades after the death and resurrection of Christ, and they were scattered throughout the known world. Basically the entire...

Roman Empire had one of these very early Christian churches. And is the early Christians were wont to do. There was some backsliding into older Judaic traditions, customs and rights, things that the apostle, Paul knew they shouldn't be doing. And and what they were doing was literally, I mean literally, within years, you could even probably say months after Christ's resurrection, they had their their new covenant with God and they immediately at least, started backsliding into the old Hebrew laws and ways and and by the way, when we say Hebrew laws, people think, well, the Ten Commandments. Everybody knows about the Ten Commandments. No, there were actually six hundred and thirteen of these Hebrew...

...laws and some were more bizarre and frankly grotesque than others. There it was just a a cauldron of really, really unsightly things in there in any of them. They started backsliding into those things, much like a dog will return to its own vomit. This is essentially what happened. And Paul saw this, he heard about this, he knew that they were doing it, and so he wrote these letters to them. So, as a results of all this backsliding, Paul had to communicate to them the errors of their ways and try to get them back on the right track. So he did this through these letters, through these epistles. Now, each one of these epistles had a a notation or prolog, and those prologs, it's believed, were written...

...by Mar Seon of Sino, who lived from around eighty five to I don't know what's it's out there, maybe one hundred and six five, one hundred and seventy eight. Will cover this in later shows, but it's believed that he wrote these prologs in front of each one of the epistles as a as an explainer as to who the letters were to why the letters were being sent and other words just kind of give each one a little bit of a backstory. And those prologs, by the way, came about maybe about a hundred years after the epistles themselves and the epistles themselves. It's believed they Paul started writing them somewhere around fifty eight d could be a little earlier, could be a little later, but somewhere in that Ballpark, in that ZIP code. Now, the first epistle was Paul's epistle to the Galatians, and that prolog...

...begins, and I'm going to do quote unquote quote. The GALATIANS are Greeks. They at first accepted the word of truth from the Apostle, but after his departure they were tempted by false apostles to be converted to the law and circumcision. The Apostle calls them back to the faith of truth, writing to them from a thesis unquote. So there is our first prolog. And again and later shows, later segments, we're going to get into all of this. What does that prolog mean? What? You know what I mean. They were there were false apostles, false gospels. We're going to get into all that in later shows. Right now we just want to hammer home the basics and what the contents of the very first Bible were and are. Our second epistle is to the Romans. Quote. The Romans are in the regions...

...of Italy. They had been reached by false apostles and under the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, they were led away into the law and the prophets. The Apostle calls them back to the true evangelical faith, writing to them from Corinth unquote. Our third epistle is Corinthians. First Corinthians quote. The Corinthians are Achaeans and they similarly heard from the apostles the word of truth and then were subverted in many ways by false apostles, some led away by the verbose eloquence of philosophy, others by a sect of the Jewish law. He calls them back to the true and Evangelical Wisdom, writing to them from a thesis, through Timothy, Unquote. And by the way, you're going to notice a pattern, and that pattern is these first Christians backsliding into the into...

...the Hebrew laws. I mean, he was he was stunned. I mean you you'll read here some of these quotes from the Apostle Paullen, Galatians, he lit, I mean he uses words like I'm amazed. You know how you people are backsliding like this, and it true. I mean I just don't think it's covered enough the the the shock that he probably, you know, felt as easy easy heard about this stuff. Okay, moving on to Corinthians, to Second Corinthians. Quote. Quote. After Penitence was made, he writes a consolatory letter to them from Troas and, in praising them, he exhorts them on two better things. Unquote. Our next epistle is Philammon. Quote. He composes a familiar letter to Philammon on behalf of on Smus Ohne, Sim us, his servant, who writes to him, however,...

...from Rome, from prison. Unquote. And by the way, Philamon is very short. Now we move on to Thessalonians. First Thessalonians. Quote. That thessalonians are Macedonians in Christ Jesus who, after the word was accepted, still persisted in the faith, in the persecution by their fellow citizens. Furthermore, or they did not receive those things which were said by the false apostles. The apostle praises them, writing to them from Athens. And we move on to second Thessalonians. Quote. To the Thessalonians, he writes and makes note to them concerning the last times and of the detection of the adversary. He writes from Athens. Then we move on to Layouta, seans. The layout of SEANS are Asians. Quote. The laodicians are Asians. They persisted...

...in the faith after the word of truth was accepted. The apostle praises them, writing to them from the city of Rome, from prison, through Tichichus, the Deacon. Then we move on to the Colossians. Quote. The Colossians they to our Asians, just as the Laodicians, and they themselves have been reached by pseudo apostles. Nor did the apostle himself approach them, but even then he corrects through an epistle, for they had heard the word from archippus, who also accepted the ministry to them. The Apostle, therefore already arrested, writes to them from a feces unquote. And then, lastly, we have Philippians. Quote. The PHILIPPIANS are Macedonians. They persisted in the faith after the word of truth was accepted. Nor did they receive false apostles. The apostle praises them, writing to them from Rome, from prison,...

...through epaphroditus. And that's the conclusion of our of our journey into the contents of the very first Bible. I just want to go over a couple notes here see if nail down what the what the exact contents of the very first Bible were, the year that they were created. One hundred and forty four D ten books, one gospel of the Lord, and that is going to do it for today. Now in the show notes I'm going to I'm going to put a link where you can download a free copy of the very first Bible, and you'll need that because as we do these shows, as we do these segments, you'll be able to follow along with confidence about what it is exactly that we're talking about, because I can assure you that as this goes on in the future, the waters are going to get murky indeed and...

...you're going to want a frame of reference. You're going to want specifically the original frame of reference to check off with as we go and touch on these various subjects.

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