Over the last two Wednesday nights, we’ve been considering the subject of canonicity which simply refers to how we know that we have the right books.  The word ‘canonicity’ means rule or standard of measurement.  Over time, the word ‘canon’ also came to mean a catalog or list—used in this case to describe the authoritative list of books that make up the Bible.  In our study so far, we’ve considered doctrines such as revelation and inspiration.  Well, the doctrine of ‘canonization’ tells us how the Bible received its acceptance as men recognized the authority of God’s inspired writings.