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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?

ElderDad's picture

Another Thank You

You have very adequately explained the difference in the view of authority.

Either one accepts a church as the final authority or one accepts the Bible as the final authority. You have very efficiently explained that your church is the final authority, while many readers will hold that the Bible is the final authority on spiritual matters.

We'll have to leave it to readers to determine which they considered is correct.

Dave S.
Senior Moderator, Volunteers for Proofreading
2 Tim. 3:16--All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable
for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.




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