Canon means “measuring rod.”
The Canon is the collection of scriptures delivered by God, discovered and collected by the church.
The Canon asks the following questions:
- Was it accepted by Jesus Christ?
- Was it written by a confirmed apostolic prophet of Jesus Christ?
- Was it received by the early church?
- Does it perfectly conform with other portions of God’s Word?
The Canon exists in 66 books: 39 in the Old Testament; 27 in the New Testament