What Makes the Bible Different from the Koran? Part 2
Over 300 years later, the church then prayed and debated and with the power of the Holy Spirit decided which letters, gospels and books should be considered the inspired Word of God. How did they know that the Gospel of Thomas shouldn't be included? We have to trust that this church that God established had the authority to decide on which books the final canon of Scripture should contain. At the Council of Rome in 382, the Catholic Church "discerned" the 27 books of the New Testament to be inspired Scripture. In conclusion, Jesus established a church giving it His authority. This Church which had been called the Catholic (universal) church as early as 107 AD, decided under the power of the Holy Spirit which books should be Scripture in 382 AD. Our bible is different from the Koran because it's authority can be traced directly back to the Church that Christ established here on earth.