What books did the Church Fathers exclude from the Bible and why?
Catholic Answers Senior Apologist Jimmy Akin explains how the early Christians knew which books did not belong in the canon of Scripture.
Jimmy Akin was born in Texas and grew up nominally Protestant. At age 20 he experienced a profound conversion to Christ. Planning on becoming a Protestant pastor or seminary professor, Jimmy started an intensive study of the Bible, but the more he immersed himself in Scripture, the more he found...
"Those who belong to God and Jesus Christ ally themselves with the bishop."
~ Ignatius, Saint, Bishop of Antioch, martyr, and disciple of John; writing to the Philadelphians (Philad, iii, 2) circa A.D. 100, insisting on the necessity of unity with the bishop (from the article "Schism").