Saw this tweet on Alan Hirsch's twitter the other day.

"If the church had only the four gospels to go by, what would it look like?" ~ Hirsch/Frost, ReJesus

I don't get the question?  It would look like an incomplete church with less theological richness and absolutely no way of understanding the only four books it had.  How would we understand all the Old Testament quotes, how would we fully realise just who Jesus was and what he had come to do?  How would we know that Jesus will come again victorious?

I know it's a thought experiment, but I don't really understand why you'd want to do it?

Maybe someone can explain to me!