There has been a lot of debate over the validity of the Bible, and whether we should trust the people that decided what should be in it. I think that debate is such a waste of time. If there is a God, and he is an ultimate being, he wouln’t let his message to us be lost in translation. Again, I willl admit that the Bible might not be the message of the ultimate creator at all, but that is an entirely separate issue. If the Christian God is real, then his message is valid. If the Christian God is a lie, then his message is a lie. It might be interesting to read the “gospels” that didn’t make it into the Holy Bible but, if the Christian God is legitimate, then he let those get left out for a reason. Things get slighlty more complicated when things are added to the Bible. The Book of Mormon, for example, seems absolutely ridiculous, and defies the rule in the Bible that says to follow no other doctrine, but the Mormons generally believe that this text is simply an extension of the Bible, not a different book. I certainly have some biases against the Mormons so I would love to believe that they are all crazy and foolish, but they could be right. I mean the entire New Testament serves as my Book of Mormon of sorts, and I am sure a lot of Jews think that I am crazy for believing in it, but I genuinely think it is the truth. I guess the bottom line is that if what you believe in is true, then you don’t have to worry, but it is probably wise to do everything possible to make sure that what you believe is true.