Along with what wivv has said > each Christian was included in being >
"the epistle of Christ" > see 2 Corinthians 3:1-3.
And Paul says how ones became "examples" > see 1 Thessalonians 1:7. We were "examples" of what God's word really means (c:, including,
"with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love." (Ephesians 4:2)
"And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you." (Ephesians 4:32)
We have experienced how God in His love "in our hearts" (Romans 5:5) has lovingly forgiven us. Our Teacher demonstrates what His word means . . . in us! (c:
---Bill on 1/19/18|
In the first 100 hundreds of Christianity, there were at least four means used to promoted the gospel. One, the Old Testament, two, Christ Himself, three other people who had experienced salvation through Christ and fourth the letters written by The Apostle and others to the new churches or individuals,(These letters make up the present New Testament.)
---wivv on 1/13/18|
Jesus as God Himself was using Himself to teach as them.
Pharisees and Scribes were very upset that He was using His own Authority.
After Jesus' Death and while the Disciples were alive they were following the Disciple's words.
Because the Disciple's words were Jesus' Words. Including Paul's words.
Paul and the Disciples sent letters which some were saved until today and are included in our Bible
---Nicole_Lacey on 1/13/18|
The Early Scriptures used by Christians was the Old Testament. Jews were very literate people. Many heard the entire Bible read and others owned many parts of it. But Paul started writing and the Gospels were written about 30 years after the death of Jesus. That is historian best guess.
Mark is considered the first Gospel written and Galatians first letter written.
There is many places you can check this out. But there are some people out there trying to prove the Bible false who make many claims not backed up with facts.
---Samuelbb7 on 1/12/18|
steveng ask, "What were the early Christians using as Bibles during the first one hundred years when there was not any new testament?"
What 100 years are you referencing?
The NT was completed prior to 70 AD with The Gospel of John and Revelations being written last about 80 to 90 AD
Be more specific what 100 years are you referencing?
---john9346 on 1/11/18|
As to the question StevenG asked, Jesus spoke in parables, He preached the Good News. They had all of the Old Testament, which hadn't changed in at least 200 years. Jesus taught His disciples well, so that they, in their turn could go out and preach the Gospel. Plus, they had one advantage, they had all received the Holy Spirit, and they too could heal, work miracles, and so on.
As they wrote the Gospels, of course they didn't have little mini tracts to pass out. They themselves WERE the living Gospel to others.
---Monk_Brendan on 1/11/18|