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Is the Apocrypha inspired revelation?

tomgroeneman's picture

According to the first completed Canon of Scripture at the Council of Carthage in AD 419, the apocryphal books were adopted as biblical. http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/npnf214.xv.iv.iv.xxv.html Why do not the protestant Churches consider them scriptural? Most contemporary Bibles exclude the apocryphal books but even the original King James Version included them. Are they any less inspired than the other books of the Bible?

Amen to that Lee

I agree. Too often today we almost follow Marcion who rejected the Old Testament and parts of the New Testament he thought were too Semitic. Bad move on his part, and one that could have destroyed the full set of unified truth we have in scripture today. Scripture (the entire Bible) is still to be hid in our heart that we might not sin against God. From within our heart God's Spirit can then use the Word to instruct, reprove, correct and indoctrinate us with God's way that makes us more like Christ.

Lee, you made a profound statement here that bears repeating,

    "I have seen many people not read The Old Testament because they see it as done away with or completed by Jesus(Yeshua). But really they are just missing G-d's Revelation to The Jews which also speaks to us as Christians as well today, because we are a continuation of what G-d set down before He Created Everything that IS"

I have taken great comfort in studying the names of God and the combination names Jehovah-*. The Lord our Shepherd, our Righteousness, our Peace, Our Healing and Our Banner is a promise to all God's people of all times. Thank God for the double grace of saving this sinner, and bringing this unworthy Gentile into His family of Promise.

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