What is the Canon?

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