What was the cutoff date?
Most biblical scholars admit that there is no contemporary evidence of Jesus' life. This poses a serious problem.
Since the gospels were clearly written after Jesus' death, and Paul never met the man, it is obvious (but necessary) to say that the bible as we have it was written (or at the very least compiled) "after the fact."
Further, the bible as we have it was not compiled until much later, when certain books were rejected and others were included in what would become the "infallible" and "irrefutable" word of god.
Here's the important question: How do christians know that the people who compiled the bible were inspired by god? There's no prophecy in the OT about a group of new Christians who would dig up all the "real" biblical books. What evidence do you have that their authority was genuine?
For that matter, how do we know that the people who translated the bible (King James), or retranslated it (and made significant changes in some cases!) were inspired?
If, after Jesus death, it was ok to compile the bible, then edit it, then retranslate it, what's the cutoff date for new revelation, and how would you know that, since ALL of the bible was compiled AFTER Jesus supposedly lived?