at the end of the day, the argument always boils down to "tradition." "so and so accepted these books and only these book, and i agree." there's no reason, it's just belief.
Indeed. It's all about comfort levels.
And convenience, to be sure. If the 66 books of the Protestant Bible didn't represent God's complete revelation, why would God let the Zondervan company publish them in one volume and label the whole thing Holy Bible?
Start asking whether some books really belong in that lineup and others should have been included and... well, it gets a bit untidy.
Better not to think too much. Better to leave these questions to those divinely inspired shepherds of the flock who stand closer to the Almighty.
The book sellers.
so, what would actually qualify as a real serious problem, limiting inclusion? how about books that don't so much as mention god? should we let those in the bible?