Please repent of your hatred and name calling as this is not a Spirit-lead person saying such terrible things. 102 Tim. 1:16; 1 John 1:1–3. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Name the book you speak of. Talk to your pastor about this and not a priest. The Reasons the Protestant Church excludes them is as follows: 1. Good day Mr Wellman. He did so mostly because the books contradicted his … These books contain a large number of doctrinal errors, like in Tobit there is the command to use magic (Tobit 6:5-7), that forgiveness of sins comes from alms giving (Tobit 4:11; 12:9), and that we are to make offerings of money for the sins of the dead (2 Maccabees 12:43-45). Used by permission. While Jesus and Hs apostles often quoted from the Septuagint, they never quoted from the Apocrypha. Technically, Protestants did not remove any books from the Bible. Question: "Is it possible that more books could be added to the Bible?" The early church was not that far removed from studying the teachings of Jesus, which at that time called, “the apostle’s doctrine” (Acts 2:42), so even in the first century church, they stressed the teachings of Jesus, and they were of such supreme importance, that the gospel authors were inspired by God to record Jesus’ earthly ministry. This article attempts to clarify the reasons why Humanists hold negative views about the Bible. First of all, Satan and Lucifer are the same person and not two different persons. All rights reserved. It was very early in the church’s history that the vast majority of books were accepted by the church as Scripture, mainly because the church leadership and membership had both accepted them as being from God. Rejected books, widely used in the first two centuries, but not considered inspired or part of the New Testament Canon. The early church fathers only accepted the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament. The Authorized KJV talks about a book that I know is inspired and is not in the cannon or the KJV, The book of life is well mentioned in The Revelation of John in his vision. ]. J.I. The Three Religious Factions That Missed... God’s Fatherly Heart on the George Floyd Horror. Early Christians followed Jesus and used the same books as found in the Hebrew Bible today. The Old Testament was widely accepted as inspired by God and has long since been considered to be the very Word of God. From the context in the Book of Samuel, it is implied that it was a collection of poetry. It is not a gospel in the sense of a narrative that tells the story of Jesus. The others, it is said, were stamped out by “a Church that had subjugated women, banished the Goddess, burned non-believers, and forbidden the pagan reverence for the sacred feminine.” In fact, however, even by the most generous count there are fewer than thirty “gospels.”. Or should those lost sheeps first start a relationship with God by reading the Scriptures first then discern which church or community he/she will want join?. In the East it was done in the Thirty-Ninth Paschal Letter of Athanasius in AD 367. They are inspired by man and not by God. Explore the world's faith through different perspectives on religion and spirituality! What Mark Driscoll and Family Have Been Up... Not Everyone Dies and Goes to a “Better... How to Live by the Indwelling Life of Christ Click here to... Critical Race Theory Examined and Analyzed. When consideration is given to the diversity in cultural backgrounds and in orientation to the essentials of the Christian faith within the churches, their common agreement about which books belonged to the New Testament serves to suggest that this final decision did not originate solely at the human level. What if the gospel we actually preach is wrong? To speak of canonical writings is to speak of those books that are regarded as having divine authority. Books excluded from Bible, Also send me Daily Devotions from Pastor Mark as well as the Patheos Evangelical Newsletter and special offers. In simplest terms, they were not accepted because they were not God’s Word for his whole church. They read them, studied them, obeyed them, lived them, and passed them on. Allusions Are Not The Same As Scripture While there may be some allusions to the apocryphal books by New Testament writers there is no direct quote from them. Why is that? Why did some hesitate to include some books in the Bible? Do you know how can i break free from the last three parts aside from forgiving the last part? Get updates from Pastor Mark Driscoll delivered straight to your inbox. And I’m sure it must be the devil’s voice telling me that it would have been better if I died years ago from the asthma attacks I suffered from as a 6-10 years old child in the past, died with my childhood friend who was the first man I fell in love with or got killed by my younger verbally or physically abusive brother in a fit of his anger in my current life. I’m not worried for my sake but for the sake of other lost sheeps that might end up believing in a false religion. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway Bibles. Hello Floki. The first ecclesiastical councils to classify the canonical books were both held in North Africa—at Hippo Regius in 393 and at Carthage in 397—but what these councils did was not to impose something new upon the Christian communities but to codify what was already the general practice of those communities. The Books of the Bible is the first presentation of an unabridged committee translation of the Bible to remove chapter and verse numbers entirely and instead present the biblical books according to their natural literary structures. Why Protestants Reject the Deutero-canonical Books – Short Answer. The canonical Gospels, however, provide a very different picture of Jesus: a man who is fully human, in body and spirit, and who had disciples and friends, both male and female. God gave us gravity, by His work of creation, and similarly He gave us the New Testament canon, by inspiring the individual books that make it up. There are no other books that should be considered as part of the Bible. A few have pseudepigraphical (fake copies that claim to be the original) versions, but none have the original versions. Read them in the archive below. Answering 4 Common Questions About the Bible: Part 2. Martin Luther was the person who removed books from the Bible. To make the differences between the real Gospels in the Bible and the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas clear, just read its final adage: Simon Peter said to him, “Let Mary leave us, for women are not worthy of life.” Jesus said, “I myself shall lead her in order to make her male, so that she too may become a living spirit resembling you males. The earliest of the others was written more than one hundred years after Jesus lived. There is also discussion that the so-called "lost books" of the Bible refers to ancient Israelite books that are not really "lost" because we know of their existence as they are mentioned in the Bible. Why were some books not accepted as Scripture? I was an athletic kid who played numerous sports, but I feared that I would not get picked since I hadn’t made a name for myself at the new school yet and there were more kids hoping to play than were needed. By the year AD 180, all of the New Testament books in the Bible, (with the only single exception, being 2 Peter) were directly quoted by church leaders, so the early church was clear on what was considered Scripture and what was not, and even though some churches hesitated over the books of James, Jude, 2 and 3 John, 2 Peter, Hebrews, and Revelation, all other books in the Bible were universally accepted by the church, and it wouldn’t be long before all 27 books of the New Testament would be accepted as God’s Word. I knew what she meant. I believe we can trust the Bible that we have today…the Bible which contains 66 books, written by approximately 40 authors, because it has been shown to be the living, active Word of God that can even penetrate our thoughts, intentions, and motives of the heart (Heb 4:13). Recess time came, and with it that dreaded moment where two team captains stand to eyeball the rest of the kids. Virtually all the books were immediately accepted. In the West the canon was fixed at the Council of Carthage in AD 397. By Gary Michuta. Acts, 1 John, 1 Peter, and Revelation were also universally recognized. There is no reason to be concerned about any lost gospels containing truth that we need about God. It clearly reflects Gnostic theology built on a belief system that despised earthly and material realities and exalted the “higher” spiritual plane. For example, the Book of Judith states that Nebuchadnezzar was the king of the Assyrians when he was actually the king of the Babylonians, and the Baruch states that the Jews would serve in Babylon for seven generations (Baruch 6:2), but Jeremiah 25;11 clearly states it will only be 70 years, so these are not just minor issues…they are serious doctrinal issues with dozens of historical errors, so they are not trustworthy at all, and should not be considered part of the inspired Word of God, which is perfect and without error. Much of this blog is adapted from the book Doctrine written by Mark Driscoll and Dr. Gerry Breshears, Please also opt me in for Exclusive Offers from Patheos’s Partners, What is the Bible? Even though the Ten Commandments clearly states that “You shall not have no other gods before me.” What I’m worried about the most is that I’m already a commited member to a local community of the church. Most of them are dated at least two hundred years after Jesus. Here are five books that are not included in the Bible that every Christian should read. No doubt the apocrypha is inspired!! Let me add something that she was intending to say. Or “cretins always lyers,” this witness is true a false prophet of Zeus 600 years earlier!!! Ecclesiastes is written by King Solomon and so yes sir, it is inspired by the Holy Spirit too like the other 65 books in the Bible. Some of the other writings that got voted out included the Wisdom of Sirach, a stream-of-consciousness, beat poetry approach to Judaism. A part of Corinthians tell me that the Catholics are the ones called to be saints but what if the lost sheeps brought to us are given other gift/s that does not correspond to the community or ministry I’m part of? Tagged as: False Scripture, Catholicity: Did the book have widespread and continuous acceptance and usage by churches everywhere. How do you break free from Satan? The Bible's last book to be penned was the Book of Revelation of John of Patmos in the late 80's early 90's AD. her more than the disciples [ . It doesn’t matter if she called you a liar or not, her main statement has not been addressed other that because it is not what you believe, it is a work of man. I have a lot of questions nowadays all because I’ve been told that I’m now a servant-leader Christian as well. Later Councils at Hippo (393 AD) and Carthage (397 AD) ratified this list of 73 books. The Devil figures if he can get a Christian to commit suicide, that’s one less witness for Christ. If I were you, I’d avoid these so-called “inspired” and not in the cannon. What were the criteria for canonicity? A conservative, bible believing perspective! The Bible begins with the very beginning of humanity—Genesis—and ends with the end of humanity as we know it—Revelation. And they are NOT inspired by God. The arrangements of the Jewish and Christian canons differ considerably. Also, we are all saints so the Bible calls us, and has nothing to do with the Catholic Church and the Corinthians verses you cited have nothing to do with Catholics but all believers, Protestant included. (2007). We call these authoritative writings the Old Testament. “Though some churches hesitated over the books of James, Jude, 2 and 3 John, 2 Peter, Hebrews, and Revelation” God's providence gave us the 27 book New Testament Canon, not the church. Patheos has the views of the prevalent religions and spiritualities of the world. 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