New Testament

Introduction

The New Testament speaks of the revelation of God through his son Jesus Christ.

Contents

Language

The New Testament was written mostly in Greek and Aramaic.

Books

The following are the 27 books of the New Testament.

  • Matthew
  • Mark
  • Luke
  • John
  • Acts
  • Romans
  • 1 Corinthians
  • 2 Corinthians
  • Galatians
  • Ephesians
  • Philippians
  • Colossians
  • 1 Thessalonians
  • 2 Thessalonians
  • 1 Timothy
  • 2 Timothy
  • Titus
  • Philemon
  • Hebrews
  • James
  • 1 Peter
  • 2 Peter
  • 1 John
  • 2 John
  • 3 John
  • Jude
  • Revelation of Christ to John

We are called, not to worship a particular book, but rather to worship Him, who is revealed therein.

The Gospels

The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John tell of the good news of Jesus Christ. The Gospels According to MATTHEW, MARK, LUKE, and JOHN, the first four books of the New Testament, are the principal sources for the life of Jesus. These works are primarily testimonies to the faith of the early Christian community, however, and have to be used critically as evidence for the historical Jesus. Source criticism studies the literary relationships between the Gospels, and the generally accepted view is that Mark was written prior to and was used by Matthew and Luke, and that Matthew and Luke also had another source in common, unknown to Mark, which consisted mostly of sayings of Jesus. Some would add two other primary sources, the material peculiar to Matthew and that peculiar to Luke. There is a growing consensus that the fourth Gospel, despite a heavy overlay of Johannine theology in the arrangement of the episodes and in the discourses, also enshrines useful historical information and authentic sayings of Jesus.