The title of this debate might not be very clear at first because most of us, I think, know right were the Gospels are in our Bible. They are right after that page that says “The New Testament Of Jesus Christ.” That is where I believe they are supposed to be. They are part of the New Covenant Scriptures and, rightly, begin the New Testament record. Most of you reading this are probably thinking, “well where else would they go?” That will be the topic of discussion for this debate.
Let me set for the propositions for both sides and if I have made any mistakes in the way it is stated Mickey can correct it for us.
I affirm that Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are New Testament books to be taught and included with the New Testament of Jesus Christ. Mickey Skidmore denies this.
Mickey Skidmore affirms that these are Old Testament books that apply exclusively to the dispensation of Moses. I deny this.
I deny that these books have ever been, or should now be, considered part of the Old Testament Cannon or Hebrew Bible. Mickey Skidmore affirms that biblical doctrine requires that these books be included in the Old Testament Cannon, not the New Testament.
Again, if I have made any mistakes in laying out the propositions Mickey is free to correct them. However, before we begin the discussion we will both agree to a set of propositions that will be affirmed and denied respectively and will not be altered throughout the course of this discussion. Of course, either party is free to abandon his affirmations at any time but the propositions will not be altered once we begin our discussion.
Mickey, please agree to or offer any amendments to the propositions in the comments section below.
Readers are free to ask questions or make comments throughout the course of this discussion as long as they pertain to the propositions or a specific argument being made.
Mickey, its all yours.