1. Paul's genesis as an apostle is established by Christ, not by man. Therefore, the gospel Paul preaches can be trusted to be the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  2. He begins the letter with grace and peace (2 Pet 2:1) - gifts that had been given them by God through the righteousness of his Son, Jesus Christ, their Lord, and Master.
  3. This letter is not without controversy—not because of its content but due to questions concerning its authorship and canonicity.
  4. The Thinking Fellows ask the question, what is the Bible?
  5. These new texts and manuscripts, while not altering the message of the text, can give us better insight into particular historical and grammatical issues.
  6. Press further on the historicity of the Bible, and we start to get fidgety.